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PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Several businesses in Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour held an Open House on November 26. Gifts and decorative items were displayed to get everyone in the holiday mood. This beautiful tree in Buds N Blooms has ornaments which fascinate a young shopper. See story on page 6.Open House Begins Christmas SeasonChildren enjoyed the day at the Christmas Festival. Santa Claus was there listening to their wishes and they were entertained w ith games and other activities. Shown here are employees of The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, Ms. Gina Guttuso and Bernadette Hepburn handing out Christmas stockings filled with candy and goodies provided by The Abaco Club. See story on pages 12.Christmas Festival Draws HundredsMany Groups Combined to Organize Holiday ExtravanganzaVOLUME 12, NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 15th, 2004By Jennifer Hudson Mr. Jack Thompson, Master of Ceremonies for the Official Opening Ceremony of the Abaco Christmas Festival, quickly scanned the fairgrounds and jokingly gave an estimate of the crowd there for the folks listening to the proceedings live on Radio Abaco. Whilst his assessment may have been a little exaggerated and caused some amusement, the residents of Abaco were certainly out in vast numbers to enjoy this first ever Christmas Fair where so many civic organizations and individuals had come together to provide Christmas cheer and a fun time for all. Mr. Thompson welcomed the many distinguished guests to the Festival held on December 11at the Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour. Following a prelude of lively Christmas music by violinist Jennifer Hudson, a prayer was offered by Rev. Stephen Knowles, President of the Abaco Christian Council. Prior to the welcome and remarks by Ms. Jeritzen Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco, the choir of St. Francis de Sales School rendered the National Anthem and a Christmas carol. She shared with her audience the fact that she has now completed one year of her three-year tenure here and that, although she hails from Grand Bahama which she loves, she is definitely in love with Abaco. She has been amazed at the very diverse natural Please see Festival Page 22Duty Exemption Is ExtendedBy Jennifer Hudson The period for the importation of certain duty free goods has been extended for a further month and will end on December 31st, 2004. The duty free exemption for repairs and replacement for storm damage applies to the following items: Building materials Electrical fixtures and materials Plumbing fixtures and materials Household furniture, appliances, utensils Clothing and footwear. Removed from the original exemption list18 Are Sworn In as CitizensMrs. Julienne Bass of Marsh Harbour is being congratulated by the Hon. Vincent Peet, Minister of Labour and Immigration, upon her becoming a Bahamian citizen during the first citizenship ceremony held on Abaco on November 29. By Richard E. Fawkes Twenty-one-year-old Julienne Bass has waited since her 18th birthday to place her hand on the Bible and swear allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and all her heirs and become a citizen of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. She did so on November 29 at the Port Authority building in Marsh Harbour in the first citizenship ceremony outside Grand Bahama and New Providence. Mrs. Bass, who was born in Dundas Town of Haitian parentage and is Please see Citizens Page 23 Please see Exemption Page 28

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Page 2 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour Fishing for grouper will be banned for two months this winter to protect the dwindling stock. The Department of Fisheries has declared that from December 16 to February 16 anyone taking, landing, processing or selling the Nassau grouper during that time will be in breach of the law and could pay a fine of up to $3,000. The ban has been put in place to ensure that the stock of Nassau grouper will be maintained at a level which can be fished commercially. The grouper is a very popular fish and winter is the time of year when fishermen rely on that catch. However, throughout the Caribbean the grouper has been fished out to the point that scientists do not know if they will ever come back to levels that they can be fished commercially. At present, the grouper numbers in The Bahamas are still good. Scientists predict that grouper in this country will be fished out unless measures such as this ban are put in place. The grouper aggregate in large numbers at this time of year to spawn. These sites are well known and can attract thousands of fish. Several known spawning sites within The Bahamas have seen alarming decreases in numbers because they are an easy prey for fishermen to catch, especially with the modern electronic equipment now aboard fishing boats. It is successful spawning that will increase our number of grouper to keep it as a viable resource for the future. The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, made this announcement on the advice of scientists who had stated that if the season was not closed during the time of spawning, in the not-too-distant future we will have no grouper to harvest. The government urges all Bahamians to abide by the law and help protect this valuable resource for future generations to enjoy.Ban on Grouper Fishing Is in PlaceThe Ministry of Tourism, Abaco Office, is pleased to announce seven Abaco finalists for the Cacique Awards Honouring Tourisms Finest in The Bahamas. This award searches for tourisms finest throughout the Bahamas. We are pleased to announce that from the eleven nominations sent from Abaco, seven persons have made it to the final category, literally beating out scores of other candidates. There are 10 categories and Abaco nominees placed in five. This is a very strong showing, and we are looking forward to seeing several DUHOS, (the ceremonial stool of the Lucayan chief-Cacique) brought to us as a result. There are three finalists in each division and in the areas of Sports and Leisure and Handicraft we received two of the three finalists. Those nominees who are finalists with the categories are David and Kathy RalphSports and LeisureRegatta Time in Abaco Brendal StevensSports and LeisureBrendals Dive Center Johnny RobertsSpecial AwardNippers Bar & Grill Peter JohnstonCreative ArtsPetes Pub & Gallery Joseph AlburyHandicraftJoes Studio & Emporium Harriet Thompson McDonaldHandicraftArtorginal (Basket Lady) Lynn JohnsonHotelier of the YearGreen Turtle Club The Cacique Awards banquet will be hosted in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on January 28, 2005. We celebrate the recognition of our nominees and anticipate their success as finalists.Seven Abaconians Are Nominees for the Cacique Awards UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAILIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour We wish all of our valued customers A Very Merry Christmas & A Wonderful New Year! We appreciate your patience & understanding during this after-storm reconstruction period.

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 www.damianos.com MARSH HARBOUR OFFICE Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 donna@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0035 Fax: 242-366-0569 jane@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.com BUILDING SITES DAMIANOS REALTY ABACO EXCLUSIVE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TILLOO CUTInternet Ref. #1671Dorros Cove Subdivision3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. ft. traditional island homeFireplace and A/CAlmost 1 acre landscapedPanoramic ocean viewPrivate dock slipFully furnishedExcellent valueReduced $878,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TAHITI HAIInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove SubdivisionNewly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchSea to sea viewsSeparate gardeners apt.1/2 Acre & dock accessNear Tahiti BeachPrice Reduced $895,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY NOREASTER 1Internet Ref. #19452 bed 2 bath 1,000 sq.Great rental historySeaviews & steps away frombeautiful ocean beach spacious lotFurnished & dock access$425,000NOREASTER 2 (Ref. #2427)Fractional ownership forJane Patterson: 242-366-0569 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY HONEYMOON VILLAInternet Ref. #22912b/2b Loyalist style cottage in the heart of Hope Town, 50 paces from sandy beachProfessionally decorated & landscapedCentral a/c, outdoor hot tub, watermaker, & laundry roomBuilt in 2001Excellent rental history$695,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEAR MAN O WAR CAY DICKIES CAYInternet Ref. #2288Traditional island retreat3 bed 3 ensuite bathsSpacious open floor planWarm polished pine interior with exposed beamsHardwood floors100 foot dock with 10,000 lb. boatlift, covered roof & electricityReduced $1,100,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 MARSH HARBOUR IN THE HEART OF TOWNInternet Ref. #1707Investment opportunityCommercial building1,800 sq. ft. downstairs office/shop spaceTwo upstairs 1 bed 1 bath unfurnished apartmentsCentral A/CWalk-in trafficGreat rental history$440,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #23222 bed 2.5 bath main houseWrap around verandahs1b/1b furnished rental cottage20 kw Generator100 ft. x 150 ft. propertyMINUTES WALK TO 8 MILE BEACHPRICE REDUCEDMOTIVATED SELLERNEW PRICE $355,000 Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY TREASURE CAY CHARMING FAMILY HOMEInternet Ref. #25573 bed 2 bath residence1,800 sq. ft. living spaceSunken living roomTwo central a/c unitsCable TV & laundry roomBeautiful enclosed landscaped 80 x 140 lot, large fruit treesAdjacent vacant 80 x 140 lot priced separatelyStan Sawyer: 242-365-8198 EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS SINCE 1945 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY C-DREAMSInternet Ref. #2424Very spacious 3b/3b home with ocean view in private North End Elbow Cay5 minutes to Hope Town2 minute walk to the most beautiful beach on the islandNewly built in 2000 with vaultedceilings, central a/c & garagePRICED TO SELLKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYHOPE TOWN POINT SUBDIVISION Lot #54 This sandy ocean front lot is the least expensive buildable ocean front lot on Elbow Cay. Located almost at the tip of the northern end of Elbow Cay in an established quiet community. The lot has 120 feet of protected water frontage in a small cove, making this an excellent spot for swimming all year round. An excellent property for investment or to build your dream home. $475,000. Internet Ref. #2279 Call Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 DORROS COVE Lot #13 with dock slip and Atlantic views. Walk to Tahiti Beach. $250,000. Internet Ref. #2344. HOPE TOWN POINT SUBDVISION Lot #33 near the ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access $149,000. Internet Ref. #1876.LUBBERS QUARTERS JACKS JUNGLE High elevation, waterfront and interior lots. Lush preserve surrounding many of the lots. Each lot comes with private slip at the dock. Starting at $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: (242) 366-3143. LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lots starting at $140,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS Interior lots starting from $52,500.TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. One lot left with deep water for private dock $197,500. Int. Ref. #1836. TILLOO CAY SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $715,000. Int. Ref. #1884GUANA CAY BEACHFRONT LOT 100 x 150 $365,000. Internet Ref. #2446 BUILD YOUR VACATION HOME! 135 x 165 lot $145,000. Int. Ref. #2499GREEN TURTLE CAY NEAR THE BEACH Excellent 312 x 209 corner lot 100 from Coco Bay Beach. Utilities available. $350,000. Internet Ref. #2580 Call Stan Sawyer: 242-365-8198NORTH ABACO WATERFRONT Large 110 x 200 residential lot. $41,000. Internet Ref. #2384MARSH HARBOUR ROYAL HARBOUR Harbourfront lot in private gated community, close to town, restaurants and shops. Capabilities of dock installation. $305,000. Int. Ref. #1432 GREAT ABACO CLUB Canal lot #8 with unobstructed view of the Sea of Abaco. Excellent building site. $299,000. Internet Ref. #2102 NEW LISTING COMMERCIAL Located in town near the Government Dock, this 6,525 sq. ft. lot has great investment potential. $75,000. Internet Ref. #2513 MUL TI-FAMILY Elevated property close to town; quiet area. $38,000. Ref. #1704 GREAT CISTERN (NORTH OF MARSH HARBOUR) Quiet residential area with 15 20 homes. Ready to build 32,014 sq. ft. lot. $47,000. Internet Ref. #2353 30 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOUR 30 Acre development with 1,000 ft. sandy beachfront. Beachfront lots from $70,000. Interior lots from $20,000. #2187CHEROKEE SOUND YELLOWWOOD AREA 11,250 sq. ft. lot with 80 elevations, breathtaking views of Winding Bay Beach & the Atlantic Ocean. $60,000. Internet Ref. #2113 NEAR WINDING BAY Private community, elevations up to 100, great ocean views, small craft accommodation, offshore deep-sea fishing. One acre oceanfront lots $610,000. Lots from $145,000. Internet Ref. #2131. Call Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY Island style 2 bed 2.5 bath home. Two storey with covered porch & balcony. Cozy V-joint cypress interior, open living/dining rooms, rear wood deck. Community dock. Asking $399,500. #1828 Jane Patterson: 242-366-0035 LUBBER QUARTERS Charming fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath home. Central A/C and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Ground floor studio apartment with kitchen & bath. Located 200 from sandy beach. Asking $385,000. #2425 Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143NORTH ABACO WATERFRONT Large 110 x 200 lot with partially completed 40 x 36 home. Breathtaking ocean views overlooking Ambergris Cay and Bonefish Cay. Asking $120,000. #2383 Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY GAZEBO VILLASInternet Ref. #2509Two Waterfront villas in Hope Town VillageEach with 2 bed 2 baths upstairs & spacious living areas downstairsShort walk to white sand beachFully furnished, R/O water systemBack-up generator, laundry bldg.Professionally landscapedExcellent rental history$875,000 each VillaKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TOP OF THE WORLDInternet Ref. #2584Fully furnished Loyaliststyle 2 bed 2 bath cottage with covered porchLarge lot with ocean view2nd floor framed out for Master suite or 1 bed studio with separate entranceGround floor storage$360,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING NEAR MARSH HARBOUR SPACIOUS PROPERTYInternet Ref. #1292Elevated 3,047 sq. ft. home3 bedrooms 3 bathsPrivate courtyard entranceDouble garageEnclosed 1.4 acre propertyAttractive landscapingStorage buildingWas $255,000 ReducedReduced ReducedReduced Reduced $$ $$ $ 175175 175175 175 ,000,000 ,000,000 ,000 Motivated Seller Motivated Seller Motivated Seller Motivated Seller Motivated SellerDonna Darville: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TAMARIND HILLInternet Ref. #2518Beautiful 2b/ 2b home with 1 bedroom apartment and one acre of land in very private LucayosSubdivisionAwesome view of the Sea of AbacoCommunity dock steps awayFully landscaped and furnishedLarge storage shed & car port$1,200,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 We wish our community, clients and friends a joyous holiday season! CHEROKEE Nestled in the hills, is this cozy 2 bed 1 bath cottage. Fully furnished, 10,000 gal. watertank. One acre of prime property Deeded beach access, elevations in the area 100 plus. Motivated owners. $375,000. Ref. #2246 Donna Darville: 242-367-5046

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Page 4 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager Counsel & Attorneys Notaries PublicFrFr FrFr Fr ederik Federik F ederik Federik F ederik F Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Best WishesBest Wishes Best WishesBest Wishes Best Wishes for the Holidays for the Holidays for the Holidays for the Holidays for the Holidays & throughout the & throughout the & throughout the & throughout the & throughout the New YNew Y New YNew Y New Y earear earear earHope Town Arts and Crafts FairJennifer Hudson The fifth annual Arts and Crafts Fair was held on November 26th at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The show was well attended with a steady flow of visitors throughout the day. The Tropical Christmas dcor lent a festive atmosphere to the gathering and local residents, tourists and second home owners all enjoyed renewing acquaintances whilst enjoying the exhibits. The balance was more heavily weighted this year on the side of crafts rather than fine art and there was a noticeable absence of some of the popular local artists. Those artists who did show were Kim Rody, Brigitte Bowyer, Dr. Herman Schadt and Rita Passeri. Crafts were exhibited by Marlee Mason (Silver Moon Designs)-Handcrafted jewellery, Ann SchadtJib art, embroidery and bags, Kent LeBoutilliercopper and shell mobiles and stick and twig ornaments, Tuppy Weatherford-photography, and a new artisan to the scene, Darrell Cole, who exhibited wood furniture and an unusual blending of dried leaves and grasses on a tie dyed background. The Every Child Counts School once again had a stall selling various attractive Christmas decorations painted and decorated by the students. The stall was manned by two volunteer helpers. It was hoped that two students would be able to be there to assist but were not able to attend as it was a wine and cheese affair. Chester Thompson was present signing copies of his book, The Fledgling Visitors to the fair enjoyed a copious supply of wine and cheese which added to the social atmosphere of this very pleasant yearly event.Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross The summer is over and with it the end of hurricane season. Here on Green Turtle Cay efforts are being made to get back to normal after damages caused by Frances and Jeanne. The trees are all green again and homes are repaired and painted. The businesses in town are all open and Green Turtle Club had its reopening in early November. The Bluff House Hotel had a lot of damage and will reopen this month. However, their Jolly Roger Restaurant is already open. Guy Fawkes Was a Success After two months of hurricane stress, the community came out for a night of fun at the second Guy Fawkes Family Fun Night on November 5. It was in 2003 that the Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee decided to revive what had been a tradition on Green Turtle Cay. Not knowing what kind of turnout to expect, the committee planned for a small crowd. The local support was overwhelming and a group came from other Abaco communities! This year the committee planned for a bigger crowd, hoping everyone was ready to have some fun. Again this year the event was well attended with a bigger group coming over on the ferry. The local fire department joined the Heritage Festival Committee to cook burgers and oversee the building and burning of the bonfire. A hay ride was the highlight for the children. The guys were danced, judged and carried off to the bonfire. The event was a huge success and has the committee planning for 2005. Expect the same good food and fun and remember that Guy Fawkes is a British tradition so expect that it will rain and bring your umbrella!A Marching Band Is Being FormedGreen Turtle Cay had a newly formed marching band. It was the dream of Floyd Johnson to form a brass band. With the help of Mr. and Mrs. James Saunders more than 50 wind instruments trumpets, saxophones, flutes, clarinets and trombones are here for band members. The children are eager to learn and it seems that more instruments will be needed. A message has been posted on the Abaco message board asking for music teachers. There have been a few responses and the band is on its way. Mr. Taylor from Grand Bahama has been working with the children on Saturdays and the band impressed the crowd at the school fair when it played Majesty. It is hoped that the band will be ready to perform at the Island Roots Heritage Festival next May. They are also learning the discipline and drills of a marching band.School NewsThe PTA of Amy Roberts Primary News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 24 Tis the season... Tis the season... Tis the season... Tis the season... Tis the season......and we have all the ...and we have all the ...and we have all the ...and we have all the ...and we have all the decorations you need to decorations you need to decorations you need to decorations you need to decorations you need to make your season bright! make your season bright! make your season bright! make your season bright! make your season bright!Located on Don MacKay Blvd. MARSH HARBOUR Tel: (242) 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 Chrit Christmas Greetings Ch ristmas e tings In this season of joy, the management and staff of Commonwealth Bank extend the warmest of holiday wishes to you and your loved ones. We appreciate that it is by choice that you have granted us your business and assure you that we do not only remain committed to providing exemplary service, but to lending a hand to those families, businesses and communities who continue to endure hardship in the aftermath of the hurricanes. Our wish for you is a year filled with peace, joy and prosperity. May God bless you and your family from our family at Commonweatlh Bank. GreetingsChristmas Leader in Personal Banking Serviceswww.combankltd.comChristmas Greetings 2004 Creative Relations

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Page 6 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Resort Features: Spectacular 3-mile beach Championship golf course Marina-view restaurant & bar Pool,tennis,watersports 150-slip full-service marina Diving,snorkeling & dive shop Boat rentals,charters & guides Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 www.treasurecay.com Local Stores Hold Christmas Open HouseBy Portia Jonsson Christmas music filled the air in Memorial Plaza on the evening of November 26th as patrons walked from store to store during the Annual Open House of Buds N Blooms, Simcoe Jewellers and The Travel Spot. These open houses gave shoppers the opportunity to avoid the Christmas rush and shop early for gifts or just browse the assortment of merchandise for all their holiday gift giving and decorative needs. Despite being burglarized on September 13th when the shop was picked clean, Simcoe Jewellers is fully stocked and ready to welcome Christmas shoppers. A wonderful display of beautiful rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings sparkled brightly under the stores holiday lights. Store owner, Mr. Derek Albury, seemed happy to be doing what he does best as he chatted with customers and holiday well wishers. Buds N Blooms is jam packed with everything you need for your holiday decorating needs. Shoppers were greeted with elaborately dressed trees, one-of-a-kind Christmas wreaths and floral arrangements, exquisite porcelain dolls, comfy blankets and quilts, a large array of candles and other decorative items. Much of the merchandise on display was marked SOLD which indicates that persons are definitely not waiting for the last minute. Christmas time like any other time is great for travel and the Travel Spot is the place to go if you want to visit family and friends many miles away. Loads of travel brochures to hot spots and favourite places lined the desks. I was surprised to see that they also carried a huge selection of luggage, backpacks and handbags. So, if luggage is on your gift list this year, then check out the Travel Spot. The evening was enjoyed by all and a great way in get everyone in the holiday spirit.Commonwealth Bank Customer Appreciation WeekBy Jennifer Hudson During the week of December 6 -10 customers at Commonwealth Bank were greeted with an extra warm welcome. The Central Abaco NewsMarsh Harbour, Abaco Branch, which has been the recipient of the Small Branch of the Year award for the past two years, joined with all other branches of Commonwealth Bank throughout Nassau, Freeport and Lucaya to celebrate Customer Service Week. At the front door customers were met by members of the executive staff and management who welcomed them with a warm handshake. On hand on Monday was Mrs. Charlene Paul, Vice President of Operations in Nassau. We are here to let the customers know that we appreciate their business and reaffirm our commitment to them, stated Mrs. Paul. The Bahamian public has helped Commonwealth Bank become the leading bank in the Bahamas and with the continued support of our customers we will continue as the leader in personal banking services. We are always searching for ways in which to better meet the needs of our customers and provide satisfaction. Each day of the week Branch Manager, Mr. Lyndon Davis, and Assistant Branch Manager, Mrs. Jacqueline Estevez, were on hand to greet their customers. As another means of saying thank you, the bank provided fresh donuts and gifts of chocoPlease see Central Page 26 TT TT T he Abaco Club on Winding Bay he Abaco Club on Winding Bay he Abaco Club on Winding Bay he Abaco Club on Winding Bay he Abaco Club on Winding Baywould like to thank its many staff, contractors and suppliers, as well as the commmunity of Marsh Harbour and the residents of Abaco, for their contribution in makingThe Abaco Club on Winding Bay The Abaco Club on Winding Bay The Abaco Club on Winding Bay The Abaco Club on Winding Bay The Abaco Club on Winding Baya reality. We look forward to the continued success and cooperation of the community as the dream of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay unfolds.Many

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 Christmas MessageRt. Hon. Hubert A. IngrahamMember of Parliament for North Abaco December, 2004I extend warmest wishes for a blessed Christmas as we commemorate and celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. This special, happy time of the year is for Christians everywhere as we recall the message of love, charity and forgiveness which was the essence of Our Lords Ministry while He was here on earth. That message is especially significant for the residents of Abaco this year following the double blow of two hurricanes, within weeks of each other, this September. We are most especially grateful that, notwithstanding the extensive damage to property, schools, public docks, churches and infrastructure generally on our island, none suffered serious physical injury. I believe that we have all been heartened by the tremendous outpouring of love and support of family and neighbours who came to the rescue and aid of those most severely affected by the storms. The unselfishness of Bahamian citizens and companies, and of international persons and companies resident in The Bahamas, in offering material, financial and personal support to the people of Abaco will long be remembered with gratefulness by us all. I want particularly to thank those generous members of the private sector in New Providence and elsewhere who heeded my requests for assistance for the people of North Abaco in the aftermath of the storms. It was through their generosity that we were able to provide felt, shingles, plywood and other roofing materials to effect the timely repair and reconstruction of all damaged roofs at Grand Cay, and to supply fel, and shingles for damaged roofs in Crown Haven, Fox Town, Mount Hope, Wood Cay, Cedar Harbour, Coopers Town, Fire Road Blackwood, Treasure Cay, Murphy Town and Dundas Town. I acknowledge and thank Local Government Chief Councillors, George Russell (Grand Cay), Steve Pedican (North Abaco) and Cay Mills (Central Abaco) Chairpersons and Members of Local Government Authorities, Administrator Donald Cash, Coordinator Jack Thompson, Grand Cay (Roosevelt Curry, Walkers Cay Club, BEC, Batelco and Coordinator Melvin Seymour), Agatha Russell (Crown Haven), Millie McIntosh (Fox Town), Leon Pinder (Mount Hope), John McIntosh (Wood Cay), Samuel Mills (Cedar Harbour), Everette Bootle (Coopers Town) ODonald McIntosh (Fire Road), Donald Cornish (Blackwood), Silbert Mills (Dundas Town and Murphy Town), Jack Albury & Alburys Trucking, Standard Hardware, NEMA, International Rescue, Robert Carron (The Tribune), all civil servants, Ministers of Religion, Community Leaders, Radio Abaco, The Abaconian and all others who contributed to our hurricane restoration. In The Bahamas, as around the Christian world, the Christmas season is time for togetherness with family and friends; and a time to welcome, into our homes and hearts, those who may be alone for whatever reason. I feel certain that the generosity of spirit, so much a part of the Bahamian character, will continue to flourish this year as families throughout our land share with friends and neighbours but also with the less fortunate, be they the aged, needy children, shut-ins or the infirm. In everything we do, we must always remember to give thanks to God for His many blessings. In The Bahamas we are, indeed, richly blessed. Notwithstanding the challenges which confront us, our country is still a most beautiful and pleasant place to call home. I wish all of you a blessed, peaceful and safe Christma; and the joy that Christ came to bring to the whole world, may it be yours. Hubert A. Ingraham PC, MP, JP

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Page 8 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . Let Christmas Relieve Our StressBy Jennifer Hudson My special Christmas song this year is All I Want for Christmas Is a TELEPHONE sung to the tune of All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth I am hoping that if I sing it enough times and with enough feeling, Santa may just grant my wish! I think, though that it may be more effective if all the residents of Murphy Town and Great Cistern go down and sing it outside the Batelco Managers office! What a wonderful gift it would be to receive telephone service for Christmas. I wonder if any of the people at Batelco in positions of responsibility live in either of these areas and know what it is like to be without a telephone for FOUR MONTHS, ever since Hurricane Francis. My telephone actually came on for one day after the first hurricane only to be blown away again THE FOLLOWING DAY by Jeanne. Many people are suffering not only from the inconvenience of just not having a phone but because they rely on the telephone for their businesses and cannot be contacted by clients from abroad. Even though we have not had service for months, we are still having to pay telephone rental every month. We all hope Batelco will have some healthy refunds for us to help pay the large cell phone bills which have been running up over the past four months. PLEASE, Batelco, can you have telephone service for us soon or at least let us know when we can expect it?ViewpointAll I Want for ChristmasBy Portia Jonsson The holiday season brightens the darkest time of year with parties and gifts to warm the heart and twinkling lights to cheer the soul. Holiday glimmer does not stop at the Christmas tree. Decorating the outside of the house with strings of lights is as much a tradition as Junkanoo. For many years Ross Pinder has been putting lights on his house, a lot of lights. People from all over the island came to see the show. This year the familiar holidays lights and decorations are not there. The house has a fresh coat of paint but no lights. The Pinders house, located behind Bellas Furniture, has been featured in Nassau newspapers for its elaborate display of lights and decorations. Mr. Pinder also played the part of Santa in the past by handing out toys and gifts to children who stopped by. But even though the house is not decorated, the Christmas spirit still lives on and the furniture store is a representation of this. Huge inflatable Christmas Winnie the Pooh characters along with Santa and his reindeer adorn the lawn. It brings out the oohs and aahs from all the little ones and the not so little ones. This year the familiar lights will be missed, but hopefully they are not gone forever. No Lights This YearViewpoint The AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bah. U.S. address 8902 N Military Trail FA 181 Palm Beach Garden, FL 33410 Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs www.abaconian.com Abacos most compete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates 7,000 copies Published twice monthly Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Richard Fawkes, Ashley Knowles, Lee Pinder, Rebecca Risberg, Raine Sands Free at over 100 Abaco locations including Hope Town, Green Turtle Cay and all other Abaco towns Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Subscribe NOW Use form on Page 9 We anticipate the Christmas season as the final and most extravagant holiday of the year. There is typically a month of preChristmas celebrations, music and school programs, church services, parties and other events wanting our attention. This year our patience and good cheer have been tempered by two damaging hurricanes and their lingering effects. They put our business community and residents under a lot of stress for a wide variety of reasons. Our normally exuberant economy has been fueled even more by the hurricanes, giving some segments more business than they can handle while others are still struggling with recovery. They are all managing but only with long stressful days. The storms were good for our construction industry as those businesses are swamped with work. They were operating at near full capacity before the storms, satisfying the demands of the booming Abaco economy. Now they are in overload mode. Activity is overwhelming for other businesses as well. Shipping companies have doubled their schedules, attempting to bring all the construction materials and holiday merchandise to Abaco. In turn, this has led to confusion at the docks as the massive amount of freight is cleared and taken to businesses and job sites. Building materials are in short supply in the States as the demand throughout the Caribbean and Florida has put the U.S. suppliers and manufacturers working overtime to fill the orders. We must remember that it is not just Abaco and Grand Bahama with their storm reconstruction problems but also a substantial segment of the Caribbean competing with Florida for attention. This translates into more stress for our business community as customers strive to have their needs met. We have been told of a used car recently bought in Florida which got lost in delivery here. It was located several weeks later in one of the many shipping containers stacked up at the port in Marsh Harbour. This illustrates one of the problems the shipping companies, Customs and the customs brokers have in keeping up with the massive amounts of freight being handled. The brokers and Customs staff must additionally separate and keep track of the duty free items allowed for storm reconstruction. Managers staff their businesses for a certain level of activity. Bursts of excess activity can be accepted by harder work and longer hours with the knowledge that things will soon be back to normal. However, for many businesses the present excess activity has meant weeks and months of long hours and late nights with more weeks and months to come without significant relief. That is stressful under any definition. The personal demands of everyone in the work force must also be considered. Individually, they have their own reconstruction problems with leaking roofs and house repairs. Then there is appliance, carpet and furniture replacement While giving their employer their attention, they are squeezing in their own needs. Good employees were scarce before the storms and the labour market is even tighter now. Employees are often in the envious position of being offered more money to switch jobs. This puts business owners and managers in the difficult position of balancing wages to job demands and subsequent costs to customers and clients. Added to these problems are the needs of everyone for time to be with their families, to participate in church, school and other social activities while dealing with problems at the work place. Personal conflicts come from balancing work demands with the Christmas season of brotherhood, love, family values and prominent church activity. It is now appropriate to take time to be with family and celebrate the Christmas season as it was originally intended. That in itself will relieve stress and will help people return to work in the New Year with vigor and a renewed spirit. We would suggest that there are many areas in our lives that we can be thankful for. We give thanks to God for sparing our lives and for allowing us the opportunity to rebuild and grow stronger. We give thanks to those Abaconians (residents and visitors) and supporters from our neighboring islands and countries who rolled up their sleeves, dug deep into their pockets, opened their businesses and gave food, shelter, clothing and money to those who were left with damaged or destroyed homes and lives. We thank God for helping us see those who are in greater need than we are. In the spirit of Christmas, now is the time to extend a hand to those among us who are poor, old, sick, or on the margins of society. Above all, we give thanks for the Babe of Bethlehem, who came into this world to live an exemplary life, then died for us all. His love was the greatest of all. Now is the time for us to give love and support to our fellow man. This is the true spirit of Christmas.

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the EditorFOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS!Let Our Graphic Artist Design Your LogoAbaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping CenterTel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri. Why. .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayMay 2004Subscribe to The AbaconianName Address Address City St. Postal code +USA or E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 4 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface US$105 Austrailia Surface Mail to: FR181 PMB620, 8902 N Military Trail Palm Beach Garden, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Upset Over Ferry Rate IncreaseDear Editor, Many people are extremely upset with the new owners of Alburys Ferry for the rate increase, myself included. What about the school children? What about the workers who dont make that much to start with! There is a rumour that there will be an even further increase. Will a tourist family of four travel to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay if it costs them $80 or $120 transport alone, without lunch, drinks or entertainment? This is an even more serious matter because Alburys Ferry has a monopoly on this form of public transportation. If you would like to voice your opinion, speak now or hold your peace: The Minister in charge is: The Hon Glenys Hanna Martin Minister of Transport Phone: 242-394-0445 Fax: 242-394-5920 Email: glenys@coralwave.com A very unhappy customerAgainst Proposed DevelopmentDear Editor, Thank me you for allowing me a small amount of space to voice my opinions on the proposed development on the north end of Bakers Bay, Great Guana Cay, Abaco. Three meetings were conducted in Guana Cay with reference to the proposed development at the north end. All were held with less than 24 hours notice and then the final meeting was cancelled without any reason given. I personally attended all those meetings and there was nothing less than total disapproval of the entire project. We were told by government officials that this was in the early planning stages and that they were here to get our opinions. All of a sudden the Prime Minister stands up and says the project has been approved and this is why Abaco does not need any hurricane relief! In any event, reaction was lukewarm at best but there were definitely three points that were without question: 1) Crown Land was to be reserved for the use of generations to come NOT to be given away. 2) Joes Creek was to be left intact so as not to destroy the fragile environmental ecosystem that existed there. 3) The golf course was not a good idea because of the impact that fertilizer and watering would have on the reef that lies less than 150 feet off shore. So what do you think our elected officials did after asking for our opinion? 1) They GAVE away 43 acres on Guana and Gumelemi cay (six acres) for a total of 49 acres. This was Crown Land that should be reserved for our children. Incidentally, this land was offered to us for our garbage dump which still is a huge problem on Guana Cay (but that is another letter). 2) They have granted permission for a 240-slip marina in Joes Creek. This is more than Boat Harbor Marina. Have you ever seen Boat Harbor Marina full? How do they expect to fill a 240-slip marina? And when they do, what effect will it have on Joes Creek 3) They have approved a golf course which is basically a death sentence for the reef that lies offshore of Bakers Bay. Why can they not use the Treasure Cay golf course which is a 20-minute ferry ride away? The PLP said that the FNM was selling out the country. That was their platform in the election. Well, at least, they were selling it and not GIVING it away! Aubrey ClarkeNo Golf Course and Marina for GuanaDear Editor, It is with great regret that I have learned that the Prime Minister has given his go ahead to the massive project proposed at Bakers Bay, Great Guana Cay, Abaco. Surely this project can be downsized a little in order to protect our environment. The golf course and proposed marina are definitely an environmental disaster waiting to happen. Why on earth do they need a 240-slip marina? This is almost double the slips at Boat Harbour or Treasure Cay. Both of these marinas have trouble filling their slips as it is. With the proximity of the marina to Joes Creek, a sensitive environmental ecosystem, what is to become of our bird and fish life. This impact will be significant and it definitely will not be positive. The effect of the golf course, however, will make this environmental damage appear insignificant. I have swapped a few E-mails with the developers and they claim that they can fertilize and water this golf course without any damage to the surrounding reefs and mangroves. I find this hard to believe. If you have ever visited this area you will note that the reef is within 150 feet of the shore in some places. How will they prevent fertilizer and fresh water runoff from contaminating the sensitive coral reefs that are a stones throw away from the 18th hole. When it rains hard here on Guana Cay, you can watch the dirt that accumulates on the street running down to the water. So how are they going to stop this fertilizer from draining down or leeching down to the reef. Not to mention the tremendous runoff when they begin dredging the marina. There is a golf course in Treasure Cay which is six miles away. Why not use this one? I hope that if the government allows this to go through, they put the necessary checks and balances in place to avoid destroying our reefs in the name of progress. A paid environmental consultant for the company is only going to look out for who is paying them so their environmental team is naturally going to be biased. I run a dive company here on Guana Cay and we have tourists who come here all the time just to see the reef. They can play golf anywhere. Let them go to Treasure Cay to play. We have to preserve our reefs for future generations Troy D. Albury Great Guana CayShelter Management RepliesDear Abaconian: I am writing to share some facts concerning a matter raised in an article that appeared in the November 15 issue. I serve as the chairman of the Shelters Subcommittee of the Central Abaco Disaster Preparedness Committee. In addition to inspecting structures which may be designated as emergency shelters, training shelter management teams (all volunteers as I am), I also assign teams to shelters to the various approved/official shelters. During the recent spate of hurricanes, the volunteers worked over and beyond the call of duty and at great personal sacrifice. In fact, some managers stayed in shelters for more than 15 days during the month of September. In the article which I refer to, it is alleged that some of the people who took refuge at the Central Abaco Primary School vandalized and broke into rooms and/or sections of the building. Under normal circumstances, when the instruction is given to open a shelter, the assigned team is alerted and told when to report. After Frances there were uninformed allegations made. So with the approach of Jeanne, I sought to go over a pre-occupancy checklist with school authorities but this was declined. Thus there was no joint agreement as to the state or condition of the classrooms and facilities. I assigned Mrs. Barbara Johnson as manager and Mrs. Regina Kennedy as her deputy. When a new shelter needed to be opened, Mrs. Johnson was re-assigned and Mrs. Kennedy became the shelter manager. We forged ahead and weathered the storm. Please see Letters Page 20

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Page 10 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. JacksonvilleRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Jacksonville NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday South Abaco NewsSandy PointFast Ferry Suspends ServiceBahamas Ferries would like to advise the public that effective January 4th, 2005, our Sandy Point Abaco service will be temporarily interrupted until March 2005. We are in the process of restructuring our organization and upgrading our fleet to better meet the changing needs of the communities which we serve. Over the next three months we will be upgrading the passenger capacity and accommodations of the M/V Sealink to be consistent with the M/V Seawind and the M/V Bo Hengy. Additionally, we will be reorganizing our terminal facilities to provide a greater degree of comfort and convenience for our passenger and freight customers. We understand the impact this will have on the community of Sandy Point, but we found it necessary to standardize the level of service and comfort our customers receive whether traveling on Seawind or Sealink into Sandy Point, Abaco. We thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to invest in providing the best possible marine transportation experience to all of our customers throughout the Bahamas.Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderFund Raising ResultsOnce again we would like to thank everyone who came to our Doll Show last month. We are happy to report that our efforts raised $480 for the Cherokee Primary School. We have been told that a few ladies held a pie auction at Little Harbour and were able ro raise another $1700 for the school over two weekends. This was a spur-of-the-moment idea that proved to be very successful. A big thank you to Camile and to the ladies who supplied her with the fixins. These much needed funds will pay some outstanding bills and hopefully repair the school bathrooms which always seem to be breaking down. Thanks again to the people of Cherokee, Yellowwood and Little Harbour as well as Marsh Harbour and the surrounding settlements and cays.Public BathroomsThe building is completed for the public bathrooms, the fixtures are in place, but still they are NOT open to the public yet. We are told that the holdup is because a new and separate septic tank has to be dug. It is a shame that this major construction problem was not foreseen when the building was being erected. How long must we wait? It has already been three months. What good are public restrooms if they cant be used.Batelco Strikes AgainAfter being hit recently with two major storms, we, the paying public, being one of the last areas to see the repairmen from Batelco, patiently waited for our telephone services to be restored while Batelcos workmen were busy elsewhere. Even when many of us were without service for well over a month, where were we going? There is no competition. And even though we were without phone service, we were still expected to pay for something we werent getting. Many are still struggling with other more pressing problems and desperately need their phones for their businesses or to keep in touch with family who are far away. But does Batelco care? NO! But even now, when Batelco cant seem to get us a bill on time, we are expected to go to them and ask what we owe and pay them before their deadline date. This can be a real hardship on those without transportation to get to their office. Once again phones are being turned off. Why? Please tell me why the customer is expected to pay bills we havent received. Why cant they cut us a little slack before cutting us off. Cant they pull up a customers file and see that we have been loyal paying customers for years. There is no place else for us to go so we have not alternative but to continue wait, to use their services, to pay our bills (and their salaries) for many years to come. Were not asking for something for nothing, just a little respect. Come on, Batelco, we need each other. Lighten up!Kids Korner Holds Awards NightDecember 12 at Epworth Methodist Church held its Awards and Presentation Night. You were a better person that I if you didnt get a lump in your throat and a great thrill of pride rise up in your chest when the children recited their Bible verses and sang their hymns with an added selection of bells in keeping with the holiday season. Parents and grandparents, friends and neighbours came out for the evenings ceremony and the children did a fine job. Refreshments were served immediately afterwards. If you didnt attend, you missed something truly unforgettable. Well done, kids.Christmas Is ComingI am told that the schoolchildren will be joining the strolling carolers to sing to the shut-ins the week before Christmas. We have also learned there will be no school play this year as their work schedule is a bit hectic lately as the students catch up on the time lost during the hurricanes. All other plans remain the same with a school party the last day before the Christmas break. Santa is due to arrive at the community tree just about 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Heres hoping everyone has a very Merry Christmas! Please see South Page 28 ABACO INN New Years Eve BashHappy New Year!December 31st, 2004Abaco Inn respectfully requests your presence for the celebration of the New Year, December 31st. Dress Code: Semi-FormalAPPETIZERAPPETIZER APPETIZERAPPETIZER APPETIZER Sesame Seared Tuna with a wasabi cream sauce Portabella Bruschetta with a rosemary aioli SOUPSOUP SOUPSOUP SOUP Lentil Soup with Andouille Sausage or Lobster Bisque SALADSALAD SALADSALAD SALADSS SS SSalad of mixed greens, goat cheese, spicy pecans, cucumber and tomatoes with a papaya vinaigrette ENTREESENTREES ENTREESENTREES ENTREES Sirloin OscarSirloin Oscar Sirloin OscarSirloin Oscar Sirloin Oscar Seasoned and cooked to your liking and topped with fresh asparagus & crab meat topped with bearnaise sauce Shrimp TShrimp T Shrimp TShrimp T Shrimp T erer erer er esaesa esaesa esa Sauteed Shrimp served with a lobster & shrimp tortellacci in a roasted red pepper and pesto cream sauce Roasted Rack of Lamb Roasted Rack of Lamb Roasted Rack of Lamb Roasted Rack of Lamb Roasted Rack of Lamb Oven roast, seasoned with fresh herbs served with a mint Dijon sauce Baked StufBaked Stuf Baked StufBaked Stuf Baked Stuf fed Lobsterfed Lobster fed Lobsterfed Lobster fed Lobster Fresh local lobster with a seafood seasoned bread crumb stuffing Grilled Salmon Filet Grilled Salmon Filet Grilled Salmon Filet Grilled Salmon Filet Grilled Salmon Filet Filet of Salmon topped with capers, red onions, diced tomatoes with a dill and white wine sauce DESSERDESSER DESSERDESSER DESSER TSTS TSTS TS Chocolate Franjelico Cheese Cake Pecan Bourbon Creme Brulee Coffee & Tea $150.00 per person (gratuity not included) Reservations Required

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 Oceanfrontier Log CabinsRental and Vacation Club Memberships On Beautiful Guana Cay Beach Six two-bedroom cabins sleep six, queen size bed in loft, kitchenette, private deck, full bath, short walk to townRent by the day or weekCall now 888-541-1616 or 519-389-4846 Website: www.oceanfrontier.com E-mail: info@oceanfrontier.comBy Portia Jonsson Jolly Ole St. Nick, aka Santa Claus, came all the way from the North Pole just for the little girls and boys at the Abaco Christmas Festival this past weekend. The eager kids stood in a long line for the chance to have their photo taken with him and let him know what their hearts desired for Christmas. Not all the children were happy to see him though. Some screamed, shouted and cried and would not go near him. Nevertheless, Santa still had a big smile and kind word for each of them and gave all free gifts and candy. The team at Computer Creations photographed the children and printed the photos while you waited. The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club of Abaco staged a bike drive through the streets of Abaco during the festival. All members sported their clubs jackets and rode off on brightly polished motorbikes. You could hear the roar of the engines a mile away. This year was the clubs 7th Annual Toys For Tots Drive. Gift bins were placed in business houses in town and the community was asked to assist in donating new toys for the less fortunate children throughout Abaco. The club also sold food, drink and treats. Although they are not a service club, the Scurvy Few assists the community in many ways. During the summer months, fans are donated to the elderly in the community. Free toys were given to each child who visited the Abaco Clubs booth. The plastic stockings were loaded with goodies which all children love. The bouncing castle and face painting were popular with the kids. The long queue at the bouncing castle did not deter them as they waited patiently for their turn for a 10-minute jump. The civic organizations on Abaco each held booths. Video games and snow cones were the responsibility of the Kiwanis Club of Great Abaco whilst the Pilot Club of Abaco let you try you luck at their hoop-la table. The Rotary Club of Abaco served mixed drinks. Food was one of the highlights at the Abaco Festival. Local restaurants like Mangoes and Subway served their specialities.Santa Visited Christmas FestivalSanta was at the Christmas Festival, giving the children a thrill while they told him their wishes for Christmas. Shown here is Neko Jonsson enjoying her visit. Please see Santa Page 30 Happy New Year 2005from The Hope Town Harbour LodgeDance to the dynamic sounds of IMPACT Complimentary Champagne all night & Midnight Champagne toast STARTERS Sushi from JSushi from J Sushi from JSushi from J Sushi from J apan,Tapan,T apan,Tapan,T apan,T una Roll, Shrimp Nigiri & Califor una Roll, Shrimp Nigiri & Califor una Roll, Shrimp Nigiri & Califor una Roll, Shrimp Nigiri & Califor una Roll, Shrimp Nigiri & Califor nia Rollnia Roll nia Rollnia Roll nia Rollserved with wasabi, ginger & garnished with soy emulsion Hiashi WakamiSOUP ButterButter ButterButter Butter nut Squash & Coconut nut Squash & Coconut nut Squash & Coconut nut Squash & Coconut nut Squash & Coconut SALAD German Coleslaw German Coleslaw German Coleslaw German Coleslaw German ColeslawRed cabbage, apple, purple potatoes & caraway seeds served with a Dijon mustard, olive oil & raspberry vinegar dressingINTERMEDIATE Italian Ravioli Italian Ravioli Italian Ravioli Italian Ravioli Italian Ravioli3 delicious different flavors: (1) crab & lobster tortalachi, (2) wild mushroom panzerotti, (3) cheese & spinach granapadana in a red marinara sauce, sprinkled with Italian parsley & grissiniSORBET FF FF F resh resh resh resh resh American Cranberr American Cranberr American Cranberr American Cranberr American Cranberr y & Citrus Sorbet y & Citrus Sorbet y & Citrus Sorbet y & Citrus Sorbet y & Citrus Sorbetto cleanse your palletENTREE FF FF F rench Style Chateaubriand with a Madagascar Prawn rench Style Chateaubriand with a Madagascar Prawn rench Style Chateaubriand with a Madagascar Prawn rench Style Chateaubriand with a Madagascar Prawn rench Style Chateaubriand with a Madagascar PrawnDelicious slices of tender filet served with a marinated prawn cooked in garlic butter, accompanied with a sweet potato cake, fresh asparagus tips & bearnaise sauce.DESSERDESSER DESSERDESSER DESSER TT TT T English English English English English TT TT T riflerifle riflerifle rifleSponge cake soaked in sherry and topped with fruit, vanilla custard, whipped cream and topped with fresh raspberriesCHEESECHEESE CHEESECHEESE CHEESEA selection of cheese, fresh fruit & crackersCHINESE PETIT FOURS CHINESE PETIT FOURS CHINESE PETIT FOURS CHINESE PETIT FOURS CHINESE PETIT FOURSCustom made fortune cookiesCOFFEECOFFEE COFFEECOFFEE COFFEEFreshly ground Colombian Coffee $150.00 per person (gratuity not included) Reservations RequiredPhone : 366-0095 VHF channel 16 Out Island Inter.Net Phone: 367-3006 FAX: 367-3387 Email: wireless@abacoinet.comI I nternet Access High-Speed Wireless Access Dial-up Internet Access Internet CafeMarsh Harbour AbacoHappy Holidays

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Page 12 The Abaconian December 15, 2004By Jennifer Hudson There was a wide variety of craft items at the fair to suit everyones taste and pocket book. At the top end of the price range were the magnificently crafted boat models of Joe and Andy Albury from Man-O-War. Joe has been making half models for more than 20 years. He also makes solid wood dinghy models in several different sizes and half and full ribbed models that are an exact quarter scale replica of the sailing dinghies he and his father once built together. Joes cousin, Andy, had on display beautiful half models which he crafts mainly out of fir, mahogany and spruce but also some redwood. These two fine craftsmen both inherited their skills from their grandfathers. Another very skilled craftsman who works with native Bahamian wood is Stephen Knowles and he had on hand a wonderful assortment of bowls, lamps, fish billy clubs and wall plaques, all showing the magnificent grains of the native trees. Exquisite nature photography was displayed by Rhonda Pearce and Tuppy Weatherford. Kim Sturrup, who designed the Christmas Festivals logo, had added to the selection of colourful quilts, cushions and ditty bags she is noted for. She included a new line of wooden Christmas ornaments and glass mosaic mirrors. Maureen Koepp is another lady who produces unique designs from fabric. Her colourful quilted wall hangings depict landscapes, reef and fish scenes. I have found my passion, she says. My inspiration is in the beauty of Abaco, its landscapes, reefs, fish and changing colours of the sea outside my window. A large display of opalescent dichroic glass and sea glass jewelry in addition to her own line of gold and silver Abaco wildlife jewelry was displayed for sale by Monica Bianchi. Monica has been designing jewelry for the past two years; and in addition to working with glass and metal, she offers mens ties, womens scarves and sun catchers painted on silk. Ruth Saunders had her truly Bahamaian Junkanoo men in traditional fringed costumes on display and Christine McCully had colouring books for children. Two stall holders travelled in from Grand Bahama for the fair and expressed their delight at being a part of the festival. Ms. Kathy Laing had wanted to be a part of the first annual Abaco Festival and that it had certainly been well worth coming. Her stall was very attractively decorated with natural elements which made a nice setting for her unusual Christmas tree decorations made from native Bahamian straw and casuarina pineFestival Featured Local Art and CraftsA variety of craft items were displayed. Andy Albury, shown here, and Joe Albury, both from Man-O-War, showed a variety of half models, some made of native woods. Photo by Richard Fawkes Please see Crafts Page 13 Stephen Knowles offered a variety of items made of native woods, showing off the fine, beautiful grain of the various woods. Photo by Richard Fawkes cones. Business was very good for her, and she felt that it was because her ornaments were unique and people were seeing them for the first time. Ms. Laing is looking forward to returning to the Christmas Festival next year. The Cuban Cigar and Rum stall was run by a group from Freeport who had wanted to bring in some cigar rollers to actually demonstrate the art of rolling cigars. But they were unable to do so as the grand opening of their store, The Havana Trading Company, was taking place in Freeport the same day and the rollers were needed there.

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367-2798 Fax: 367-5098 Gina Roberts and Ruth Saunders, both from Marsh Harbour, had many gift items including interesting Junkanoo dolls. Photo by Richard Fawkes CraftsFrom Page 12Festival Offered Games, Music, Food, a Good TimeThe tobacco and leaves are imported from Cuba and the cigars are rolled in Freeport, though they do also sell some cigars which are actually rolled in Cuba.. Rounding out the many booths were several white elephant stalls which seemed to be doing well. The Cancer Society Stall reported excellent sales and practically sold out. With all the wonderful selections for sale I cannot think that anyone went home empty handed. Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Mangoes Restaurant offered several specialty dishes which the crowd appreciated. They kept very busy the whole day. It Pays to Advertise Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2020/8 Fax: 242-367-2242 Open MonFri from 8:30 am5:00 pm, Sat from 8:00 am1:00 pmQuarter, half and full cases and bales. Cash & carry and wholesale bulk buying means you always get more, for less at Abaco Wholesale.fresh produce &meat, groceries, supplies, household items & more! NEW CASH & CARRY NOW OPEN & Cash and Carry

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Page 14 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 celebrate the wonderEverything you need is in store this holiday season.From early Christmas morning surprises & giggles to family dinners, make one stop at Solomons and your Christmas Shopping is done. Whats hot? Electronics, bed & bath, toys, toys & more toys!Nathan Key Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2601/2 Fax: 242-367-2731 Open Mon-Thurs: 8am-7pm Fri &Sat: 8am-8pm Sun: 8am-2pm AVAILABLE HEREGift cards are sold in multiples of $25 and are good on any purchase in store. See store for details.

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 By Mirella Santillo On the way to the Christmas Festival, which started under negative auspices due to unpropitious weather, I passed the impressive motorcade of the Scurvy Few bikers, escorted by police motorbikes and cars. They went to Murphy Town and back in spite of a light rain. This year the Boat Parade comprised nine boats, perhaps not as many as the all time large attendance of 22 boats a few years back, but a definitely well appreciated effort from the boaters considering the damage to boats by the hurricanes. Boats were aglow with lights from the simple multicolored flashing lights of the Shenandoah running around the boats sides to the sails lines all the way up to the top of the 50-foot main mast to the lighted, Santa Clauses, the bright green palm trees, glowing red lights and pretty white lights outlining boats or sails of the other participants. It was a warming sight for the eyes! The boats went around the harbor several times until Mr. Colin Albury, who in spite of a rescue call in the afternoon and an emergency with his dog, was ready for the fireworks, which started just before 9 p.m. What a spectacle the fireworks show was! An array of colors displayed against the cloudless dark sky! Thanks to all the organizers including the Ministry of Tourism, the Rotary Club, theTis the Season to Be JollyBazaar committee, the Boat Parade committee, the Scurvy Few, Crash and Rescue and the Police Department. This Christmas Festival was a great success. Special thanks to Mr. Cunningham and his crew of Fireworks Unlimited. We are grateful for the business owners who financially supported the Festival, for the performers and volunteers! The large attendance of residents, not only from Toys for Tots, a program of the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club, lead a parade through town to start the Christmas Festival in Marsh Harbour on December 11. They annually collect new toys to be given to needy children in all the communities of Abaco.They are preparing for their parade here. A spectacular fire works show was provided by the Boat Parade committee as the culminating feature of the Christmas Festival. MerMer MerMer Mer rr rr r y Christmas The Hope T y Christmas The Hope T y Christmas The Hope T y Christmas The Hope T y Christmas The Hope T own Harbour Lodge own Harbour Lodge own Harbour Lodge own Harbour Lodge own Harbour LodgeJoin us on Friday, December 24, 2004 Seatings will be from 6pm 9pmA Delicious Four Course MealSoupCorn & Tuna Bisque with croutonsSaladLodge salad made with mixed greens, baby shrimp cherry tomatoes, mandarins, bacon bits, candied walnuts with a mango dressingMain CoursePrime Rib au Jus cooked as you like it with Julienne Vegetables garlic mashed potatoes & horseradish sauce. Cornish Hen stuffed with savory herbal almond stuffing with asparagus tips, garlic mashed potatoes Honey Crusted Rack of Lamb with mint sauce, garlic mashed potatoes & Julienne vegetables Lobster Thermador A delicious 8oz native lobster tail, sweet bell peppers Bermuda onions, white wine and spices, baked in shell mushroom rice & asparagus tipsDessertMinced Pie Apple Pie & Ice Cream Lodge Rum Cake $42.00 per person Childr $42.00 per person Childr $42.00 per person Childr $42.00 per person Childr $42.00 per person Childr en (6-12) $15.00 under 6 fr en (6-12) $15.00 under 6 fr en (6-12) $15.00 under 6 fr en (6-12) $15.00 under 6 fr en (6-12) $15.00 under 6 fr eeee eeee eeReservations Required Ph 366-0095 VHF Channel 16 Reservations Required Ph 366-0095 VHF Channel 16 Reservations Required Ph 366-0095 VHF Channel 16 Reservations Required Ph 366-0095 VHF Channel 16 Reservations Required Ph 366-0095 VHF Channel 16 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay Open Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241Major credit cards accepted Mery Christmas and Happy New YearWe wish all our customers the best of the season. We look forward to serving you in the new year. Please see Parade Page 30

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Page 16 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 ABACO HARDWAREHoliday Sale!BEGINNING 1ST DECEMBER, 2004UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST YOUR HARDWARE STORE WITH A WHOLE LOT MORE!!!!TT TT T ools,ools, ools,ools, ools, TT TT T oysoys oysoys oys , , Bicycles,Bicycles, Bicycles,Bicycles, Bicycles, Housewares Housewares Housewares Housewares HousewaresCheck out our line of Christmas Trees and Decorations Don MacKay Blvd Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-2170 Fax: 367-2928 Email:abacohdwe@batelnet.bs REFRIGERATOR GSS22IFP WW $1,179.00 RANGE JGSP23WEH WW $599.00 JGBP30WEH WW $759.00 HOUSEWARES All Housewares 25% off CIRCULAR SAW 5490KC SKIL 7-1/4" CIRCULAR SAW $79.99 EXTERIOR PAINT Ace Royal Semi-Gloss Latex Exterior Paint $25.99/gal White or Tinted INTERIOR PAINT Ace Royal Semi-Gloss Latex Interior Paint $23.99/gal White or Tinted

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 Seasons Greetings WRACKERS

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Page 18 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Sports NewsAbaco Youth in ActionBy Mirella Snatillo Abaco Youth in Action has resumed its Saturday morning sports program supervised by Mr. and Mrs. Lynden Davis and other volunteers. The emphasis is on soccer for the first three months, then soft ball and basket ball. The program is for children aged 4 to 15. However, parents have to stay with the 4 and 5 year olds while older children can be left and picked up at noon. Teams have been formed and the children wear their team tshirts. There is already an enrollment of 150 children. Practice sessions are from 9 to 12 every Saturday. The last meeting of the year will be on December 11, to be resumed in January. It is free and all kids are welcome. However, a registration form has to be filled beforehand. So kids put on your running shoes and show up at Abaco Central High on Saturdays. The Abaco Youth and Action team is traveling to Freeport on December 17 for a soccer game against the All Star Team. Games are also planned against the YMCA team. Abaco Youth in Action will not meet from December 17 to January 8 when the practice sessions and games will focus on basketball.Thanksgiving TournamentThe Abaco Central basketball team traveled to Freeport on November 23 to participate in the Sixth Annual Basil Neymour / Coca Cola Invitational Basketball Tournament hosted by Tabernacle High School in Freeport from November 24-27. All secondary schools in Grand Bahamas participated as well as four schools from Tennessee. Abaco Central High Mighty Marlins was the only Family Island team playing. All of the teams from the United States had players seven feet tall and the schools had 3,000 students or more. The Abaco Central team played all four of the Tennessee teams, the only team to play all the U.S. teams. Abaco Central High placed 6th in the tournament. Tabernacle came first in the tournament followed by all of the U.S. teams and then Abaco Central. Six other teams from Grand Bahama competed. Coaches Elva Davis and Patrice Charles, who accompanied the team, were extremely proud of the play of the Marlins.Soccer ActionThe soccer season for the schools is winding down. During the week of December 6 the girls team of Abaco Central High deMr. Cay Mills, Chief Councillor of the Central Abaco District, presented a travel bag and fruit basket to Mrs. Elva Davis of Abaco Central High School on December 1. This was in appreciation for Mrs. Davis taking the boys basketball team to Freeport to participate in the Basil Neymour/Coca Cola Classic Basketball Tournament, which was held over the Thanksgiving weekend. Mr. Mills thanked Mrs. Davis for her efforts in sports on behalf of the youth of Abaco. At the presentation were Mrs. Nadene Beneby, Senior Mistress, and Mr. Rudolph Smith, District Education Superintendent. Please see Sports Page 19 Please be advised that the following retail stores under the franchisee Rosie & Sons are no longer franchised stores. These stores are now under the management of Burns House Ltd. effective Dec 8th, 2004.A & K Liquor Store Ltd. Burns House Store(next to Abaco Hardware)Spankys Liquor StoreTreasure CayFor further information please contact management at Burns House Warehouseat Tel: 367-3712 w Fax:367-3713 or in writing to Box AB-20565.We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customersA Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 Servicing the Bahamas and South Florida Turbo Prop Service Available MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS (242) 367-2089 (242) 367-2613 (242) 367-2530 Call for Scheduling Committed to a Higher Standard in Aviation CHEROKEE AIRCHARTER SERVICE feated S.C. Bootle 1-0 to retain their first place. The boys team is in a tie for second place with St Frances de Sales. On December13 a play-off between Abaco Central High boys and St Frances de Sales boys will be played. The winner will play in the Championship game against S.C. Bootle on December 16. On December 15 the girls of Abaco Central High will play S.C. Bootle girls for the championship.Results of Basketball Championship NightAbaco Central hosted a championship tournament of the recently held Abaco Central Basketball Jamboree in which St Frances de Sales, S.C. Bootle and Abaco Central played as well as Tabernacle and Freeport High from Grand Bahama. In the consolation game Freeport High School Warriors defeated S.C. Bootle Dolphins 31-29. In the championship game the Tabernacle Baptist Falcons, the number 1 team in the country, defeated the Abaco Central Mighty Marlins 42-33. Champions received individual trophies and a team championship trophy. Commonwealth Bank, Marsh Harbour, sponsored the trophies. The runner up and third place finishers received individual medals. Individual awards were given to Dynikle Forbes of Tabernacle, who was MVP, and to best defensive player, Lucianno Bartlette of the Falcons. The best sportsmanship prize was given to Castro MacDonald of the Dolphins and the best coach was Wayne Smith of Freeport High. The tournament coordinator was Elva Davis, who was pleased that the Grand Bahama schools and Abaco high schools participated in the First Annual Abaco Central Inter-Island Basketball Jamboree. She wishes to thank the entire Abaco community for its support. SportsFrom Page 18 Sports News Early Bird Breakfast CafeShop #8 Colina Building Tel: 367-5310$2.99Bahamian Breakfast Sheep Tongue Souse, Chicken Souse Stewed Conch/Fish Boiled Fish Tuna, Corned Beef and Sausage with Grits to all our valuable customers from and a New Year bright with hope.With thanks for your patronage throughout the year. From the management and staff of INSURANCE AGENTS & BROKERS W ishing you peace this Holiday Season

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Page 20 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842Upon the closing of each of the rooms which we used, the manager would do a check and see that the rooms were left in as good condition as possible. The manager checked to see that the room was swept and mopped and all garbage removed by the clients before they left. Any damage deemed to be caused by the clients would have been noted in the shelter log and reported immediately to me at the Command Centre. The written reports from Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Kennedy do not report any vandalismor break-in. Some sections and rooms were unusable because school authorities did not have keys or could not get them to work. One room which was not used was disturbed by wind and rain because the storm blew the door open. The storm gusts overturned book cases which caused books to spill into the water which came in through the open door. The wind ripped charts, decorations and drawings from the walls and flung chairs around. This was reported to the manager by clients in nearby rooms. They volunteered to clean up and rearrange the books which they did in a spirit of goodwill and gratitude. There was ample presence of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and the Royal Bahamas Police Force. The officers stayed around the clock. Neither the Defense Force or the Police Force reported any vandalism or break-ins to the Command Centre or to me. When one teacher came to me concerning the state of her classroom after Jeanne had past, I was able to tell how the storm caused the damage. Your writer did not visit the shelter while it was open during either of the storms. There was, however, a reporter embedded with the committee and at the shelter. This reporter did not note any break in or vandalism. The facility is one of the best suited as it meets all but one of the criteria set out by the government for shelter. It does need some modifications which would improve it. Many of the louvers will not close or are missing. Those that are present will not stop all of the stormdriven blowing rain but will stop debris and other projectiles. Many of the doors need to be replaced as they have rusted and/or were bent over time. Most need door stops installed. Some need to be rehung so that wind-blown water will drain outside. Some locks need to be replaced Som areas of the roof and ceilings need repairs so that they will not leak. Overall the facility is one of the best. After the storms, teams from the Public Hospitals Authority and Ministry of Health visited on three occasions, conducted an on-site survey and interviews and commented that this was the best run shelter that they had ever visited. It is unfortunate that a joint post-occupancy check could not be done with school authorities as there was a rush to hurriedly relocate the remaining clients so that school could reopen as soon as possible. It is equally unfortunate that your reporter did not interview the shelter manager or me before putting pen to paper. Those volunteers who sacrificed for so long to provide this service and the clients who used the shelter deserve better than this. As always, I am available to provide factual information on any matter that I am involved in.Sincerely, Elder Sarone A. Kennedy, Sr. Chairman, Shelters Subcom. LettersFrom Page 9 By Jennifer Hudson Abacos violinist, Jennifer Hudson, traveled into Nassau recently at the request of the Central Bank of the Bahamas to perform with her chamber music trio Interlude at the opening of the Banks 21st Annual Art Competition and Exhibition. This annual display of Bahamian artistic talent is greatly looked forward to by art lovers, students and teachers and Jennifer and her trio have been providing the music for this affair for many years. The Central Bank Art Competition and Exhibition showcases the talents of up and coming young Bahamian artists both in the High School and Open Categories and provides young artists a place to display their work and be recognized and also to sell their work. Prizewinners are awarded monetary donations to assist with their art supplies and/or tuition and several are awarded scholarships to the art institution of their choice. The piece which is selected for the Governors Award becomes the property of the Central Bank and remains on permanent display in the banks gallery. In his message, Mr. Julian Francis, Governor of the Central Bank, stated that though the quantity of entries was significantly reduced this year as a consequence of the two hurricanes, he was greatly encouraged by the high quality of the 2004 vintage. The awards were presented by Dame Ivy Dumont, Governor General of the Bahamas, who encouraged the artists and stated that, with the exception of the portraits of the monarchs in Government House, all other paintings adorning the walls are by Bahamians. Following the opening ceremony Dame Ivy was taken on a tour of the artwork and attended a cocktail reception for which The Interlude Chamber M usic Ensemble provided the music.Central Bank Hosts Art Exhibition Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 Is your realtor sent buyers fromWhos Who in International Real Estate? Call usPh: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com Service between Freeport and Marsh HarbourAbaco visitors can take advantage of a one-day Casino Excursion to Freeport or an overnight package. Package options include air fare, ground transportation and hotel accommodation. Call for Charter and Group rates.For more information call 242-367-2498 Marsh Harbour Ph 242-352-5778 Fax 242-351-5693 Freeport Email: majorsair@coralwave.com Majors Air Service Flight Schedule Days Leave Freeport Arrive Marsh Harbour Leave Marsh Harbour Arrive Freeport 8:45 a.m. Thursdays thru Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7 a.m. 4 p.m. 7 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 7:45 a.m. 8 a.m. 5 p.m. 8 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 5:45 p.m. from the Staff & Management ofThanking our loyal customers for their loyalty & support in 2004 and we look forward to serving you in 2005. Police Dogs Entertained Festival Crowds

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Page 22 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 COMMERCIAL DOCKS PRIVATE DOCKS SEA WALL CONSTRUCTION BOAT LIFTS DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellualar: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine ConstrConstr ConstrConstr Constr uctionuction uctionuction uctionenvironment of Abaco with its architecture, history, heritage, variety of wildlife, sea treasures, its settlements, large new development and the more than 2,000 second home owners who contribute daily to the life of Abaco. She praised the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, for his support and direction saying, He is the wind beneath our wings. Jo-Ann Bradley, the very hard working Co-Chairperson of the Festival Committee, said what a wonderful thing this coming together of all the civic organizations has been in the desire to raise peoples spirits in the aftermath of the hurricanes. She expressed the opinion that this will be the first of many such festivals and thanked all in the Ministry of Tourism for their hard work. In her introduction of the guest speaker, Mr. Wilchcombe, Committee member Mrs. Brenda Sawyer described him as a man who is committed to his Christian principles. The Minister began his remarks by giving high praise to Ms. Outten who he said, gives all she can and more. Mr. Wilchcombe invited people to pause and reflect on the meaning of Christmas and asked them not to forget the thousands of men, women and children around the world who do not have what we have here on Abaco. We are a blessed nation with sun, sand and sea to market to the world and we have God in our midst enabling us to survive. The hurricanes have made us a stronger people. He congratulated all who helped to make the fair a success and closed by urging everyone to reinforce true values and use Christmas to tell someone that you love them. After the Minister declared the Abaco Christmas Festival officially open, Ms. Wynsome Ferguson, Administrative Executive with the Abaco Tourist Office closed with a vote of thanks. Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco, expressed his gratitude to Mr. Wilchcombe for sending Ms. Outten to Abaco. Other guests who attended included Ms. Pleasant Bridgewater, M.P. for Marco City; Mr. Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Tourism; Mrs. Agatha Marcel, Parliamentary Secretary with the Ministry of Tourism; Administrators Mr. Revis Rolle and Mr. Neil Campbell, Central Abaco, and Mr. Roderick Bowe, South Abaco; plus a number of other tourism officials; and ASP Wayne Miller, Officer in Charge, Abaco. The Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, enjoyed the opening program of the Christmas Festival. He was the guest speaker and officially opened the festival. He is shown here in the center with Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco, and Mr. Revis Rolle, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco. The Hon. Obie Wilchcombe walked around chatting with people at the Christmas Festival in Marsh Harbour on December 11. He is shown here with Ms. Agatha Marcel, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, center, and Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley, cochairman of the festival committee. FestivalFrom Page 1Local Entertainment Was Featured in Opening Ceremony,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 Thanking You For Your Support Throughout The Year And Wishing You A Merry Christmas STANDARD HARDWARELUMBER & PLUMBING SUPPLIES LIMITEDSTANDARD HARDWARECall Us For Assistance Today! Office: 367-2660 Store: 367-2811 Fax: 367-2645 Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit26 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention Seasonal Special Rates:Take 35% off ALL Boat RntalsAugust 15 December 17, 2004 January 5 February 5, 2005 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail-outboardshop@abacoinet.com Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp at lower than US prices Up to three year warranty extensive parts inventory and factory trained mechanics Dry boat storageAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin Marine Green Turtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island Marine Parrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts Marine Green Turle Cay 242.365.4249 Sea Horse Marine Hope Town 242.365.0023 Fishermans Marine Long Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 OBS Marine Freeport 24 2.352-9246 Authorized Distributor now herself an expectant mother married to a Bahamian, took the Oath of Citizenship, recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem along with 17 other persons who are now duty-bound to defend The Bahamas as their homeland. Mrs. Bass has a twin sister who also became a citizen at the ceremony presided over by the Hon. Vincent Peet, Minister of Immigration and Labour. I feel proud, a radiant Mrs. Bass said in the presence of Mr. Peet, who had just had a picture taken with her. I am so happy about this. I even tried to call the minister once to see if I could speed it up, but they told me he was in a cabinet meeting. Steven Harris flew in from Freeport for the ceremony because he had missed the one there three weeks ago. The 27-year-old, who works as a hair braider in the International Bazaar, was born in Freeport Among the new citizens were three children one girl and two boys ages five, 10, and 11. Of the 15 adults, 11 were women. In addition to persons born in Haiti or in The Bahamas of Haitian parents, former nationalities among the group included Guyanese, United States and Jamaican. Min. Peet, in challenging the new citizens on their responsibilities as the newest members of this nation, told them that as the first group to participate in a ceremony on Abaco, they could serve as catalysts to encourage others to build harmony and tolerance among Bahamians of different backgrounds. Every Bahamian citizen, he said, regardless of where you were born or who your parents are, have the same rights and entitlements. He said the new citizens have a duty to uphold the laws of their new country and to protect it from those who would come here illegally or commit crimes. He invited the new citizens to begin participating in public dialogue on important issues facing the nation by attending a town meeting he was holding that night in Marsh Harbour primarily to discuss immigration problems on Abaco, especially with respect to the large Haitian immigrant population living in The Mud and Pigeon Pea areas of Marsh Harbour. Also attending the ceremony were South Abaco MP, Robert Sweeting; Director of Immigration, Mr. Vernon Burrows; Assistant Director of Immigration in charge of the Northern Bahamas, J. T. Rolle; Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Labour and Immigration, Mr. Donald Symonette; and Assistant Permanent Secretary in the Department of Immigration, Ms. Cara Colebrooke.New Citizens Are Sworn In CitizensFrom Page 1

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Page 24 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Jewellery Repair and DesignRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com We offer the finest in repair service for rings, chains, bracelets, earrings and more in gold, silver, or platinum. Our prices are posted in the gallery and our turn around time is second to none. All work done on the premises by an expert jeweller/gemologist. We also will create a custom piece for you using your stones or ours, and your designs or ours. Appraisal services by appointment. School decided that with the shortened first term, it would not be possible to have its annual fair and raffle. Instead a smaller cookout was planned for November 27 with the big fair to be held possibly in the second term. November 27 was the Thanksgiving weekend and the weather was beautiful. This was good for an outside cookout, but a lot of people chose boating over a cookout. The cookout was successful and the proceeds will benefit the students. Many people do not seem to realize that without these fund raisers, the students would not enjoy many of the extras or the special learning experiences. So, please support the school and the future leaders of our community and country.Youth ActivitiesAwana Club had a late start this year, but the children did enjoy two months of Awana fun. The closing night was held on November 26. Parents came out to sing carols and be entertained by their children. Once again the Awana leaders are to be thanked for giving freely of their time. They do a tremendous job.Holiday FestivitiesThe annual community tree lighting was held at Quincentennial Park on December 3. Island Administrator Don Cash delivered the moving message that prompted Pastor Johnny Lowe to keep his message short. Carols were sung by local church groups and Town Committee Chairman David Bethell gave brief remarks. Much to the delight of the children, Santa arrived to give each child a treat. Refreshments were served and the event was a lovely start to holiday festivities.Food Safety Course Is HeldThe Department of Health held a basic food safety course for all food handlers on the cay on December 3 from 9:30 to 1:30. Those in attendance all agreed that it was very informative and worth their time. It is now necessary for all food handlers to complete this course in order to get a health certificate. For many the time was not very convenient in that it meant that grocery stores and restaurants in the community were all closed on Friday morning. It was hoped that the course could be held twice, allowing participants to take turns and the businesses to remain open.Other NewsCongratulations to Christopher and Tracey Russell, who were married on November 20. Tracey is the daughter of Peter and Laura Sawyer of Lauras Kitchen. The Russells will reside on Green Turtle Cay. Our community was saddened by the loss of Anthony Adderly. Tonys roots are in Green Turtle Cay. His sisters Violet Smith and Brenda Cooper and his brother Michael Levarity live here. His funeral was on December 11 at St. Peters Anglican Church. The hurricanes may have damaged our homes, beaches and trees but our spirit is still intact. Many homes and businesses are already decorated. We have so much to be thankful for this year. We will always remember 2004 as a year of hurricanes and damage. But we ll also remember that three months later we still have families, friends and our homes. Happy Holidays!Captain Roland Roberts House Re-OpensThe third season of operations for the Captain Roland Roberts House Environmental Center in New Plymouth will open with a holiday reception on December 17, 2004. There will be an open house during the day with families especially invited to visit the center to enjoy the holiday decorations and refreshments and to learn about coral reefs. A reception that evening will feature a silent auction to benefit environmental programs at this public facility. The Captain Roland Roberts House Environmental Center is operated by the nonprofit conservation organization Reef Relief with the help of local and visiting docents who volunteer their time to give tours of the center to visitors. The center features a video classroom, displays on coral reefs, mangroves and sea grasses, a childrens activity room with information on endangered sea turtles, a library with displays on Reef Reliefs Green Turtle Cay Reef Mooring Buoy Program, Coral Nursery and Coral Survey. Free brochures and More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 4 Please see Cays Page 25 Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our PP PP P ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abacos largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen18 miles South of Marsh Harbour by road or boatWebsite: www.petespubandgallery.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503On the beach in downtown Little Harbour Open Daily Lunch served daily from 11 am Reservations requested for dinner FF FF F riday riday riday riday riday Happy Hour 5Happy Hour 5 Happy Hour 5Happy Hour 5 Happy Hour 5 pm Untilpm Until pm Untilpm Until pm Until . .. . . .. . . .See a different part of Abaco and have lunch at our beach front pubHoliday Events Pot Luck Dinner Dec. 25 Surf & Turf Dinner New Years EveHoliday Greetings from Little Harbour

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 25information are available including a Bahamas Coral Reef Guide for Kids of All Ages and a Green Turtle Cay Reef Mooring Buoys chart showing the locations of reef mooring buoys and how to use them. Stunning images of coral reefs line the walls from the ongoing Coral Survey by Reef Relief founder and Director of Marine CaysFrom Page 24 Projects Craig Quirolo. The house itself was historically restored to its original 1840s condition through the efforts of the Architectural Preservation Foundation, which leases the house to Reef Relief. The two story building features classic Bahamian architecture, is constructed of Abaco pine and includes full front and rear upstairs and downstairs balconies. The center was More News of the Caysclosed during hurricane season, when the fruit trees in the yard were damaged. Plans for the coming year include creation of a garden in the large rear yard. If you were not at the reception they invite you to stop by the Captain Roland Roberts House Environmental Center the next time you are in New Plymouth. For further information, contact Reef Relief at 242-365-4014, www.reefrelief.org, or reef@bellsouth.net. They invite you make a difference in our coral reefs by joining Reef Relief. A membership will give you regular updates on coral reef issues, provide action alerts on issues of importance and will include invitations to special events.Man-O-War CayOpen HouseBy Isobel Sherman For the past 16 years on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Joes Studio in Man-OWar has hosted an open house. What makes this open house different is that persons are treated to an array of food and desserts as well as conch fritters made by Joe Albury and apple cider from Massachusetts. Owners Joe and Marianne Albury hold this open house to thank persons for their support through the year. This year in her welcome Marianne told Maryann and Joe Albury of Joes Studio in Man-O-War held their annual Open House on November 27 when they offered delicious food to show their appreciation to their patrons for their support. Crowds went from the mainland and other cays to enjoy the camaraderie and the opportunity to do their Christmas shoping. Please see Cays Page 30 Fly Island ExpressCharter & Cargo Service From Ft. Lauderdale to most out islands Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay North Eleuthera Bimini Nassau Please call:Please call: Please call:Please call: Please call:Marsh Harbour 367.0169 Marsh Harbour 367.0169 Marsh Harbour 367.0169 Marsh Harbour 367.0169 Marsh Harbour 367.0169 Ft. LFt. L Ft. LFt. L Ft. L auderdale 954.359.0380 auderdale 954.359.0380 auderdale 954.359.0380 auderdale 954.359.0380 auderdale 954.359.0380 AIRLINE LLC The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. 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Were waiting to take your lines.The Conch Inn Marina Phone us for the reconstruction status of Marsh Harbours leading marina Texaco fuel station is in service Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W January 2005 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EST) 2 (EST) 3 (EST) 4 (EST) 5 (EST) 6 (EST) 7 (EST) 8 (EST) 9 (EST) 10 (EST) 11 (EST) 12 (EST) 13 (EST) 14 (EST) 15 (EST) 16 (EST) 17 (EST) 18 (EST) 19 (EST) 20 (EST) 21 (EST) 22 (EST) 23 (EST) 24 (EST) 25 (EST) 26 (EST) 27 (EST) 28 (EST) 29 (EST) 30 (EST) 31 (EST) -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:28a 0.3 11:37a 2.4 6:03p 0.1 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:10a 2.2 6:18a 0.3 12:22p 2.3 6:44p 0.1 12:59a 2.3 7:16a 0.3 1:13p 2.2 7:31p 0.1 1:54a 2.4 8:20a 0.3 2:11p 2.1 8:24p 0.0 2:54a 2.5 9:27a 0.2 3:14p 2.0 9:21p -0.1 3:56a 2.7 10:33a 0.1 4:18p 2.0 10:21p -0.2 4:58a 2.8 11:36a 0.0 5:20p 2.1 11:22p -0.3 5:58a 3.0 12:34p -0.2 6:20p 2.2 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:21a -0.5 6:55a 3.1 1:29p -0.4 7:17p 2.3 1:18a -0.6 7:50a 3.2 2:21p -0.5 8:12p 2.4 2:14a -0.7 8:43a 3.2 3:11p -0.6 9:06p 2.5 3:10a -0.7 9:34a 3.1 4:00p -0.6 9:59p 2.6 4:05a -0.6 10:25a 3.0 4:48p -0.6 10:53p 2.6 5:01a -0.5 11:15a 2.7 5:35p -0.5 11:47p 2.6 5:58a -0.3 12:06p 2.5 6:24p -0.4 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:42a 2.5 6:58a -0.1 12:59p 2.2 7:13p -0.3 1:38a 2.4 7:59a 0.0 1:53p 2.0 8:04p -0.1 2:37a 2.4 9:03a 0.1 2:50p 1.9 8:57p -0.1 3:36a 2.4 10:05a 0.2 3:48p 1.8 9:51p 0.0 4:33a 2.4 11:03a 0.2 4:44p 1.8 10:44p 0.0 5:27a 2.4 11:55a 0.2 5:37p 1.8 11:35p 0.0 6:15a 2.5 12:42p 0.1 6:24p 1.9 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:22a 0.0 6:58a 2.5 1:24p 0.1 7:08p 2.0 1:06a -0.1 7:37a 2.6 2:02p 0.0 7:49p 2.1 1:47a -0.1 8:13a 2.6 2:38p 0.0 8:28p 2.1 2:27a -0.1 8:48a 2.6 3:12p 0.0 9:05p 2.2 3:05a -0.1 9:21a 2.6 3:44p 0.0 9:41p 2.2 3:43a 0.0 9:55a 2.5 4:16p 0.0 10:17p 2.3 4:23a 0.0 10:30a 2.5 4:48p 0.0 10:54p 2.3 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:05a 0.1 11:08a 2.4 5:23p 0.0 11:35p 2.4 5:52a 0.2 11:51a 2.2 6:03p 0.0 Monthly High & Low High January 10, 7:50a 3.2 ft Low January 11, 2:14a -0.7 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 www.tides.com Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar ChannelJanuary 2005 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran

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Page 26 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 A Quiet, Secluded Corner inTreasure CayHave a Boat?Tie Up & Step Ashore! A Slip comes Free With a Villa RentalA family owned propertyLuxury 2bdrm. villas on private waterfront property. Furnished with central air & 2 full baths. Deep water docks with gazebos Daily Weekly Monthly Compare Our Rates!www.brigantinebayvillas.comRentals: (850) 492 Villas: (242) 365Email: bbvbahamas@aol.com lates along with its regular supply of complimentary coffee and tea. On Friday Mrs. Mavis Burrows, Assistant Vice President of Operations, flew in from Nassau to greet customers, thank the staff for their support and participate in the final day of celebrations. There was a real party atmosphere as customers were showered with balloons and presented with gifts while enjoying the music of Estin Sawyer, the Jesus quartet and a group of singers from the Police Force.Open House at WrackersJennifer Hudson Christmas Open House was held at Wrackers Boutique and Art Gallery on December 3rd to thank customers for their support during its first year of operation and to show people what they have to offer and encourage them to come back to do some Christmas shopping. There was a convivial atmosphere while people socialized and enjoyed drinks and hors doeuvres on the verandah and then made their way inside to peruse the delightful array of merchandise, paintings and sculptures by local artists. Paintings on display in the gallery are by fine artists Colette Bootle, Brigitte BowyerCarey, Marjolein Scott, Jeep Byers, Bob Zwickel, Sean McNamara and Cathy Hayes. Sculptures are by Don Wood and Pete Johnston. The boutique and art gallery opened on May 1st of this year and store manager, Mrs. Linda Wiltfang, said that it had been an unusual year. Much of the Christmas stock she had ordered to be here in time for the Open House unfortunately had not arrived as a result of delays caused by the hurricanes since all the duty free goods for hurricane repairs have precedence in shipping. Mrs. Wiltfang praised her staff for the hard work they had put in during the year and said that the exhibiting artists had also been a great help. The boutique carries several lines of casual wear for adults and a line of childrens clothing. There is a large assortment of gift items for children and babies including creative toys, funky toys, finger puppets and stuffed animals as well as gift items for adults. Mrs. Wiltfang stated that she has expanded the jewelry line immensely and in addition to the costume jewelry previously carried, she has added new silver and 14ct gold lines. Now featured are attractive and colourful acrylic covered hand painted Bahamian coin necklaces by Peter Allen of Guana Cay. A very popular addition has been the whimsical Cupcakes and Cartwheels pottery line by Kimberley Hodges. I try to keep things within a medium price range so that there will be something for everyone,said Linda. Relaxing background music was provided by Bob Zwickel, who accompanied his singing on the keyboard and is not only an accomplished musician but also one of the very talented exhibiting artists. Bob has lived on Abaco for the past 16 years and owns a home and studio in Little Harbour. He has cruised the entire Bahamas and Caribbean for many years but especially enjoys Abaco because there is more cultural acceptance here. Mr. John Neophytou, General Manager of the Abaco Beach Hotel, expressed his admiration for the wonderful result that Abaconian reporter, Mrs. Jennifer Hudson, was greeted warmly at the door of Commonwealth Bank by bank officials during their Customer Service Week. More Central Abaco News Please see Central Page 27 CentralFrom Page 6 Dinner @ 7pm 10pmSTARTERS Thai Coconut & Pumpkin SoupA coconut broth with lime leaf, ginger lemongrass & pumpkin orLobster & Mango Remoulade1/2 an Abaco lobster chilled & served in the shell with a celeriac and mango slaw with mixed leavesorHoisin Duck SaladHoisin marinated duck breast, with roasted sweet potato, crispy shallot & a ginger curry dressingMAINS Braised Beef Short Ribs in Red WineSlow braised short ribs served on creamed potatoes with roasted carrotsorFricassee of Atlantic SalmonPan fried Salmon in a champagne fish cream with young vegetables flageolet beans and fresh herbsorPan Roasted Free Range Chicken Breastwith a wild mushroom sauce, grilled zuchinni & creamed potatoDESSERTS Bannoffi PieA tart of toffee, bananas, fresh cream & chocolate sauceorCheese Cake with a compote of Red FruitsCheesecake served on a bed of red fruits including blackberries strawberries, raspberries, and blue berries poached with cinnamon & vanillaPrice Per Person $65 including serviceFor Reservations Call 367-2366 with Live Entertainment by Estin & GuestsNew Years EveGourmet Dinner The Abaco Print ShopFrom the Mangement & Staff: Friendly & Professional Printing Ser vices Carbonless Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 AbacoPrint Shop

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 27Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents who have multiple cottages and houses Linda Wiltfang has achieved saying, She has done a fantastic job and exceeded expectations with product lines and presentation. There is nothing else like it in Abaco.Spring City Resident Dies in TaxiBy Portia Jonnson December 1st will always be a sad day for the family and friends of the late Anthony Eugene Adderley. Mr. Adderley, a 60-year-old taxi driver of New Town, Spring City, suffered a heart attack while driving between Spring City and Marsh Harbour in his taxi. Family members said he had recently visited doctors and was diagnosed with a heart problem. About 3 p.m. Tony as he was called by his friends and family, was driving alone on the highway when he suffered a heart attack causing his taxicab to cross the road into nearby bushes and coming to a stop near a pine tree. The vehicle did not appear to be badly damaged. My daughter and I were heading home and were among the first persons on the scene. Two cars stopped abruptly on the side of the road and the drivers ran into the bushes. The lifeless body of a man was slumped over the front passenger seat of the van. One of the men on the scene used his cellular phone to notify the police and request an ambulance. Another passerby checked for a pulse but did not find one. It was then that we realized that it was Tony Adderley. More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 26 Shortly afterwards the police arrived, checked the body and then the scene. Mr. Adderleys foot was still on the accelerator. By 3:30 p.m. a huge crowd had gathered.Father Hepburn of the Anglican Church comforted grief stricken loved ones. Soon Dr. Swarna of the Marsh Harbour clinic arrived. The body was removed from the vehicle, wrapped and taken to the Marsh Harbour clinic. Mr. Adderley was examined by the doctor and pronounced dead. Funeral services were held December 11th on Green Turtle Cay. Mr. Adderley is survived by his wife Monica Adderley, five sons and a host of other relatives and friends. Open House at Wrackers provided a time when shoppers could leisurely browse to find special gifts for the upcoming holiday. Shown here is Mrs. Charmaine Claridge considering a purchase. Boxing DayBreakfast, Lunch Dinner SpecialsWhite Sound, Elbow Cay FULL SERVICE MARINA 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/ Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour All with full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray Call VHF 16 or 366-0065 email : seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.comNew Years Eve LIVE BAND New Years Day Brunch 103pmBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House RR RR R eses eses es tt tt t auraur auraur aur antant antant antCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Stew Fish Chicken Souse Cornbeef & Grits Steam Sausage & Grits

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Page 28 The Abaconian December 15, 2004are tools, generators, paper goods and foodstuffs. Duty on these goods reverted to prestorm rates on December 1. The duty free importation of vehicles will still be allowed beyond December 31st once they have been approved for replacement. Anyone found violating this by making false declarations to replace vehicles duty free will be subject to penalty which may consist of confiscation of the goods, a prison term or fine. Provisions will still be in place for hardware and furniture stores to bring in duty free goods for people who have a signed NEMA form. ExemptionFrom Page 1Another Year EndedAnd what a year it has been with two devastating hurricanes hitting us here on Abaco for which we are still trying to recover. Yet we should be grateful as many received a lot more damage than we did. Help came to us fall from many different sources for which we are very thankful. Maybe with this year coming to a close and a brand new year right around the corner we should all take stock and thank God that we are still alive Who knows what good things may come our way in 2005. Happy New Year! SouthFrom Page 10 Cold Beers Cubed Ice Huge Wine SelectionWeekly Specials Quantity DiscountsFree Delivery Friendly ServiceConveniently LocatedWe offer a large selection of bar accessories GET YOUR CHRISTMA GET YOUR CHRISTMA GET YOUR CHRISTMA GET YOUR CHRISTMA GET YOUR CHRISTMA S SPIRITSS SPIRITS S SPIRITSS SPIRITS S SPIRITS ORDER EARL ORDER EARL ORDER EARL ORDER EARL ORDER EARL Y!!!Y!!! Y!!!Y!!! Y!!! 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Drawing held at our OPEN HOUSE DEC 31st OPEN HOUSE DEC 31st OPEN HOUSE DEC 31st OPEN HOUSE DEC 31st OPEN HOUSE DEC 31st StartersBacon wrapped scallops with a white wine glaze Mixed baby greens salad topped with mandarin oranges and roasted pine nuts and a citrus vinaigretteEntreesRoasted Pork Loin stuffed with roasted garlic cloves and topped with creamy sundried tomato sauce Grilled 8 oz.Filet Mignon topped with peppercorn mushroom sauce Baked Hog Snapper with crabmeat stuffing and topped with white wine glaze Rack of Lamb with mint jelly Spring Stuffed Chicken Breast with leeks, proscuitto, Swiss cheese and a Madeira glazeThe above entrees served with your choice of:Garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato or wild rice pilaf and fresh vegetablesNew Years Eve Dinner December 31st, 2004 Served 6:00pm 9:30pmDessertCheesecake, Key Lime Pie, CoffeeParty Favors & One Glass of Champagne $60.00 per personGratuity Not Included LIVE MUSIC Reservations Suggested Ph: 367.3498CLOSED Dec 25th 27th Jan 1st 3rd 7:30 am 6:00 pm Monday Saturday Don MacKay Blvd, near the airport Tel: 242.367.5308By Jennifer Hudson The Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay will be reopening in mid-December after a complete renovation. The restaurant was forced to close after Hurricane Jeanne due to major damage to the kitchen. According to Mr. Jos Konsten, Manager, the restaurant area was destroyed previously in Hurricane Floyd but not the kitchen, however, this time Jeanne decided to take out the kitchen. It has now been completely remodeled with all new appliances and the restaurant has been given a brand new face lift, added Mrs. Konsten. The newly refurbished restaurant will seat 180 inside and 80 on the outside patio. The inside area consists of an upper deck bar serving tropical drinks and wines and a lower level dining area while the outside provides comfortable dining on the newly screened patio. The interior has been completely painted and redecorated in a new colour palette with colourful new tablecloths. Paintings by local artists adorn the walls. Outside, new walkways and lights have replaced all that were destroyed in the two recent hurricanes. Mr. and Mrs. Konsten are proud to announce that they will be reopening with all the same staff most of whom, they say, have been with them forever. There will be some new selections on the menu and a catering service is available for birthdays and weddings. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. although Mr. and Mrs. Konstan say that these hours will tend to be fairly flexible. Dinner reservations are recommended. A highlight of the new dcor is a large tropical scene which has been specially painted for the Spinnaker by two local artists. The scene, depicting a schooner and the Hope Town lighthouse framed by local flowers and foliage, frogs, curly tailed lizards and birds will, I am sure, delight both residents and tourists. Composed of five large plywood panels, the mural will stand on either side of the entrance to form a welcoming entry courtyard to the Spinnaker restaurant.Spinnaker Restaurant Reopens

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 29 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourAbaco Dive Adventures................367-2963Hope TownFroggies...................................... 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers............................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.............365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendals Dive Center...................365-4411 Guana Cay Dive Guana...........365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45 am10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 (min $40) Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 pmFare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack Dock Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus between Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr. Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm Adults $90 RT, $50 OW Cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Islander Express Bus between Marsh Harbour & Sandy Point -For information call 366-4444 or 457-9958 Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon. Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Justin Sands ....... 367-3526 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury.... .... 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366 -2107 Junior Albury ............366 -3058 Randy Sawyer .........366 -2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe.........366 -0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .......477 -5894 Orthnell Russell .......365 -0125 Alexander Rolle .......365 -0120 Edward Rolle ...........365 -0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer.. ......365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365 -4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365 -4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbours Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion....................Closed Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay..........................Closed until Oct Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 www.abacochamber.org Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F....353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29 ......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Kayak Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.. 367-5358 Birding Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour..367-5358 Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour .......... 367-2936 Evening dinner cruise Dive Abaco Marsh H.367-2787 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ....... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & W. Palm Beach ............. 367-2095 Bimini Island Air Ft Lauderdale .................. 954-938-8991 Calypso AirFt Laud & W Palm Bch ..............954-3594191 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale............ .............. 367-0169Majors Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ..................... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089Please bring errors, omissions or corrections to our attention Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market..........$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Golden Harvest ........................................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective July 2004Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$18 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$12 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$6 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$16 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$20 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$22 + $5 Joes Creek .............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................ $16 + $5 Fire Road & Coopers Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$65 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$70 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$70 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $60 + $10 T Cay Hotel to G Turtle Ferry or Blue Hole...........$14 + $ 6 T Cay Hotel to Marles .............................................$20 + $5 T C Hotel to Joes Creek ........................................$30 + $6 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$14 + $5 T Cay Hotel to Banyan Bch Club.............................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $70 + $10 Emergency ServicesAmbulance Marsh Harbour Trauma One 367-2911 Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 8 Dec 04Compliments of The Abaconian www.abaconian.com

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Page 30 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Great Fares, Friendly, Safe and Reliable Service.Check our website www.flyyellowairtaxi.comFrequent service to: Ft. Lauderdale West Palm Beach Charters Available to anywhere in The Bahamas and Florida Call: 1-888-YELLOW-4or Fax: 1-954-359-5324 with your request. TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PMCome visit our newly renovated store. More products.Great service. More from our store. A BRAND NEW LOOK Other food vendors dished up native dishes like crab and rice, conch and rice, jerked chicken and pork and of course, conch salad. Visitors and locals alike enjoyed themselves especially when the Spring City Rockers took to the streets. Everyone was moving and swaying the sounds of the cowbells, horns and goatskinned drums. This was just one of the many entertainment during the festival. The legendary Jay Mitchell made a guest appearance and performed some of the golden oldies to the delight of the crowd. Stone McEwan and Thunder, along with Abaco Central High School Choir and the recently formed Community Marching Band under the direction of Asst. Supt. Dwayne Miller also participated in this joyous festival. Rain showers earlier in the day threatened the festival but the skies cleared and the crowd turned out in full support of the First Annual Abaco Christmas Festival. It was a wonderful display of Christmas spirit. SantaFrom Page 11 Subway Restaurant in Marsh Harbour was one of the restaurants which provided food to the Festival goes. They did a brisk business all day. Shown here is owner Yvette White. those assembled how grateful they were to have survived two hurricanes with no injuries or loss of life. She thanked all those who cooked the food and the patrons for their support through the year. Carmen of Coopers Town blessed the food and then persons lined up to taste all of the food which ranged from conch fritters to baked ham with all of the trimmings, cookies and cakes as well as cold apple cider or mulled cider. Ferries from Marsh Harbour and Hope Town were full. At the end of the day Marianne said that the 16th open house was the most successful yet. CaysFrom Page 25 Central Abaco, but from the different settlements, showed the appreciation of the Abaconians. This was the first multi-event Festival and its success will make it the starting point of many more to come. Boat Parade From Page 15

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 31 We, the new owners of Alburys Ferry, would like to thank both the local residents and tourists of Abaco for your continued patronage and support during our transistions over these very stormy past few months. As a result of the ever increasing costs of doing business (see Reasons) and in light of the fact that there has not been a fare increase since September 2002, we have found it necessary to increase our fares. Please be advised that after extensive research and in an effort to least affect the passengers that use our service the most, we have adjusted our rates as published. The good news is, that in conjunction with these rate increases, you will benefit from both, additional crew members on board the ferries and an expanded regular schedule, expanded services and additional navigation and safety equipment designed to better accomodate your travel requirements. Fuel has increased by almost 40% since September 2002.Port Department has mandated significant changes to both the number of crew members per vessel and the training required for each crew member.Increased cost of additional crew members.Dock fees, license and registration fees have more than doubled in recent months.Private docks leases have more than doubled since July 2004.Insurance rates have increased substantially and are estimated to group another 30-50% next year. All of the above plus various sundry items purchased in the course of doing business have increased our cost by approximately $250,000.00 per year versus the same time period in 2004.Effective January 1st, 2005 Marsh Harbour to Hope Town Daily7:15am*/9:00am/10:30am/12:15pm 2:00pm/3:30pm/4:00pm/5:45pm/ 9:00pm/10:45pm New Route*Except Sundays & HolidaysHope Town to Marsh Harbour Daily8:00am/9:45am/11:30am/1:30pm 3:00pm/4:00pm/5:00pm*/ 6:15pm/9:45pm/11:30pm New Routes*Except Sundays & HolidaysMarsh Harbour to Man-O-War Daily10:30am/12:15pm/2:30pm*/4:00pm 5:45pm*Except Sundays & HolidaysMan-O-War to Marsh Harbour Daily8:00am/11:30am/1:30pm/3:15pm**Except Sundays & HolidaysMarsh Harbour to Great Guana & Scotland Cay Daily6:45am*/10:30am/1:30pm 3:30pm/5:45pm New Full Time Route*Except Saturdays, Sundays & HolidaysGreat Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour Daily8:00am/11:30am/2:30pm 4:45pm/6:30pm New RouteREASONS FOR RATE INCREASE NEW REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULES REGULAR FERR Y FARESOne Way $15.00 / Same Round Day Trip $20.00 Kids (Age 6-11) Half price / Kids (Age 5-under) Free Frequent Traveler Card 5 Roundtrips for $70.00 Good for 2 weeks Workers Commuter Card 5 Roundtrips for $50.00 Good for 1 week Alburys Ferry ServiceAlburys Ferry ServiceP.O.Box AB20163, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas email: afs@batelnet.bs Ph: (242) 367-0290, Fax (242)367-0291P.O.Box AB20163, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas email: afs@batelnet.bs, Ph: (242) 367-0290, Fax (242)367-0291 TherTher TherTher Ther e and back...again e and back...again e and back...again e and back...again e and back...again One Way Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War Cay 1 -4 persons$90.005 or more$20.00 P.P. Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay 1 -4 persons$110.005 or more$25.00 P.P. Marsh Harbour to Great Guana Cay 1 -4 persons$125.005 or more$25.00 P.P. Any ferry leaving home before 7:00am or arriving home after 7:00pm, will be charged as follows: One Way Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War Cay 1 -4 persons$125.005 or more$25.00 P.P. One Way Marsh Harbour to Great Guana Cay 1 -4 persons$150.005 or more$30.00 P.P. Any ferry leaving home before 6:00am or arriving home after 10:00pm, will be charged $30.00 per half hour.Small Package & Excess Baggage (More than 3 bags per person)Small PackageBox / Envelope / Package / Luggage Drop Off/Pick Up/ Not requiring Signature $4.00per package. Alburys Ferry is not responsible for these items. First Class Package Box / Envelope / Package / Luggage / Requiring Signature $8.00per package. Captain or office attendent is held responsible and requires a signature at the dropoff point and waits for a signature at the pick-up point. CHAR TER RA TES

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Page 32 The Abaconian December 15, 2004 To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: We would like to thank you for your patronage over the past year and look forward to continuing to serve you with the same professionalism and dedication in the New Year. We wish you a very Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas season and aHappyHappy HappyHappy Happy and Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! INSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITEDROBERT N. PINDER AND STAFFABACO BRANCHINSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITEDINSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTSNassau Office Rosetta Street P.O. Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 325-2831 Telex: INSURMAN 20456 Fax: (242) 323-6520 Freeport Office P.O. Box F-2541 Pioneers Way Tel: (242) 352-7421 Telex: SUNALLCO 30061 Fax: (242) 352-2857 Eleuthera Office Queens Highway Governors Harbour Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863 Abaco Office P.O. Box AB-20666 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206

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Bahamahost Graduates Receive CertificatesProgram Instructs about Many Aspects of The BahamasSixteen persons graduated from the Bahamahost program sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism. The graduation was held on December 5 at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour and completed the latest course offered on Abaco. The graduates form the front row, with Most Outstanding Graduate, Mrs. Vashti Johnson, at left. Top row are Ms. Wynsome Ferguson, Tourism Office, Abaco; Ms. Jeritzen Outten, Director of Tourism, Abaco; Mrs. Kendy Anderson, Tourism Office, Abaco; Dr. Valerie Carpenter, Industry Training; Robert Sweeting, MP, South Abaco; Mrs. Renee D. Mayers, Director of Human Resources; Mr. Revis Rolle, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco; Mrs. Diane Black-Brooks, Industry Training; and Mr. Jack Thompson, Bahamas Deputy High Commissioner to Canada and coordinator of hurricane relief, Abaco. By Richard Fawkes The Ministry of Tourism held a Bahamahost course in Marsh Harbour in May, 2004, with the ceremony held on December 5. Sixteen persons received their certificates in a ceremony which was held at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. Eight of the graduates, ranging from taxi drivers and business persons to government employees and general participants, were able to attend. The keynote speaker was Mr. Revis Rolle, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, who urged the graduates to be proud to provide professional customer service at all times. The Bahamahost program is for anyone associated with our visitors and gives an excellent amount of background information about The Bahamas. They meet nightly for two weeks during which several presenters cover many topics which are pertinent for those dealing with our visitors. Some topics which are discussed include Bahamian history, geography, the flora and fauna of the country, customs, culture and government. Additionally, there are segments which cover topics dealing with tourists, customer service, handling complaints and public service. Some of the presenters are from Nassau but many are local persons who are conversant with specialized areas of interest. The material is presented in a very interesting way which allows for participation by the entire group.Students March For AIDS AwarenessWater and Sewerage Corporation Took Over Treasure Cay SystemHorses Arrive for The Abaco ClubThis is one of five horses that was brought in for The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. The stable is in the background. The horse is shown here with Nikia Wong. Photo by Stone McEwanThe Water and Sewerage Corporation is now responsible for the water and sewerage services in Treasure Cay. They are advising the residents there of the changes and are currently engaged in activities to begin servicing the area and will be establishing a local office. The corporation will be changing all water meters and will be making a sewer survey. This takeover has been planned for several years. In view of this a well field, pumping station and large holding tank were completed several years ago just south of Black Wood. When that system was completed, a water main was laid from the Balck Wood station to the Treasure Cay area. On October 1 when Water and Sewerage Corporation took over, they connected the Treasure Cay system into the new water source. On November 22 a Convair 340 aircraft touched down at Marsh Harbour airport with a special shipment of five horses for The Abaco Club which will make horseback riding available to its members and guests. Please see Horses Page 13 Students from three schools marched through Dundas Town and Marsh Harbour on December 3 to bring awareness to the problems of HIV/AIDS. This was one activity to observe International AIDS day on December 1. Ms Sandy Edwards coordinated the the International AIDS Day activities on Abaco. Photo by Richard Fawkes By Richard E. Fawkes About 100 students from grades six through 12, from three public schools in North and Central Abaco, engaged in a spirited march on December 3 through Dundas Town and Marsh Harbour to culminate days of AIDS awareness that revolved around International AIDS Day, December 1. Stop AIDS now! the students chanted alternately with, Protect yourself; dont wreck yourself! Students participating in the march included sixth graders from Central Abaco Primary along with contingents from S.C. Bootle and Abaco Central high schools. Teachers involved were Robertha Lindsey from Central Abaco Primary, Tina Roberts and Angela Pratt from S.C. Bootle, and Raquel Cox and Phillipa Farrington from Abaco Central. Ms. Sandy Edwards, coordinator of International AIDS Day activities in Abaco and director of the Adolescent Health and Family Life Programme, said that with the cooperation of teachers, she was able to hold sensitizing workshops in primary and high schools throughout the week, as far south as Sandy Point, as well as in Central Abaco and Coopers Town. Please see March Page 10

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Page 2 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Wants to thank all our customers for their loyalty and support over the past year. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year! By Jennifer Hudson The spectacular Abaco Club on Winding Bay will open on December 24th, just in time for its 80 members to enjoy an unforgettable Christmas there. Within the next five years the number of members is expected to increase to 500. With the current completion of phase one of this unique project, the facilities at The Abaco Club now comprise 50 bedrooms in cottages, a spectacular club house, horses and stables, a Scottish links style 18-hole championship golf course which is the first links style course in the entire Caribbean, a full practice and teaching golf academy, a gym and spa with treatments by Elemis, swimming pool, facility for golfers including locker rooms, tennis courts, boats and water sports equipment, small fishing club house, thatched beach bar and day dock and an extensive maintenance building. The Club has its own fire engine and emergency services vehicle. A special VIP lounge for the sole use of The Abaco Club has been opened in the new Fixed Base Operation at Cherokee Aviation and provides a comfortable waiting and reception area for its members plus very efficient Customs and Immigration services. A 14-seat private plane is soon to be acquired for flying guests in and out of Abaco. It took five years searching the entire Caribbean to find the right place to create the sort of experience I would like to give people, said Mr. Peter de Savary; developer of The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. In my view Abaco, The Bahamas and particularly Winding Bay, represent the best destination for anyone seeking a world championship golf course with five star life style hospitality and other sporting facilities. Mr. de Savary has been informed by experts that, in every reality, this Scottish links style golf course may be rated once it settles in, as number one in the Caribbean and within the 100 best in the world. Scottish links style golf is the original game of golf as is found at the famous St. Andrews golf course in Scotland and the characteristics of this type of course mean that it is very harmonious with nature with sand dunes on the sea side, and the game is influenced by the sea breezes. By definition, links courses are extremely challenging and the Winding Bay peninsula provides the perfect typical site for a Scottish links course. The Family Island style which has been created is, I believe, most appropriate for Abaco and will certainly give our guests a five star experience by any international standards but in a manner that is both sensitive to the local environment and conveys the ambiance and style so much in keeping with the character of Abaco, stated Mr. de Savary. He was determined that no establishment would be built which looked as if it was a piece of somewhere else deposited in the middle of Abaco, and he has indeed created a genuine local atmosphere in his Abaco Club. The capital investment to date has been $50 million, but when this five star facility has been completed, the final investment will be in the region of $250 million. Approximately 500 people have been employed to complete phase one of the project, and overwhelmingly all the work has been undertaken by Abaconians and local contractors, stated Mr. de Savary, who feels that the achievement of being open in time for Christmas is incredible given the short amount of time since the project began. He has high praise for all the people working on the project and his local suppliers who, he says, despite two hurricanes have beaten all odds and achieved nothing short of a miracle. Mr. de Savary praised the government of The Bahamas saying, The co-operation and efficiency of all government departments has, in my experience of 35 years, proven to be the most expeditious, constructive and helpful of any I have ever known anywhere. He commended the utility companies for making the December opening possible by their great approach and timeliness. The Abaco Club will formally open in March of 2005 when it is hoped that the Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry G. Christie, will perform the opening and drive off the first tee along with an invited celebrity. Mr. de Savary says that next year they will be embarking on a major project of international awareness for The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Evidence so far clearly suggests that an international clientele including celebrities will be enjoying this unique lifestyle at Winding Bay. Not only will great golfers be stimulated, but the essence of the experience is to satisfy the whole family with a diversity of activities so that they will never want to leave, enthused Mr. de Savary. After 29 years in The Bahamas, and having done projects in many different countries over a span of 35 years, I truly appreciate the saying Its Better in The Bahamas, he continued. I tell friends why would you go anywhere else for a break other than Winding Bay on Abaco. AfterThe Abaco Club Opens December 24 One of five horses at Winding Bay looks over his new home. 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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 B J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs The lush green grass on the golf course at The Abaco Club of Winding Bay is unbelievably green. It is meticulously maintained, even mowed every day. Developer Peter de Savary, pointing, is showing Min. Vincent Peet the area during Mr. Peets recent visit. all we have great golf, abundant bone fishing, superb weather, a beautiful beach and the nicest and friendliest people. When I rode a horse on the beach last week I asked myself why am I returning to Europe where I will be met with drizzling rain and cold? Mr. de Savary concluded this interview by saying how much he appreciates the excellent relationship with the people of Cherokee and Little Harbour and that it is his desire to play a contributing role in the community. Many different programmes have been established from which people are already benefitting. A scholarship programme has been initiated which will continue to make it possible for young people to receive training abroad. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is all about quality, not quantity, stressed Mr. de Savary. Above all, it is a place to come and have fun, be happy and forget the rest of the world. Non-members will be able to enjoy the facilities at The Abaco Club on a guest basis. OpeningFrom Page 2Phase I Nears CompletionMarsh Harbour Plans Two Junkanoo RushesMarsh Harbour will be enlivened in December by two Junkanoo parades. On the 18 all of the Abaco school teams will perform on Don MacKay Boulevard starting at 6 p.m. On December 27 starting also at 6 p.m. the seven groups of the Senior Junkanoo will parade. Included in this performance are the Spring City Rockers, Murphy Town Mo-Town Shockers, Marsh Harbour Supreme Dancers, Sandy Point Earth Movers, Green Turtle Cay Rockers, Blackwood Warriors and the Fox Town L.A Conquerors.

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Page 4 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for information Contact: Chris Farrington, BRI P h. 242-365-4695 e-mailchris.f@batelnet.bsFeatured PropertiesMAKINGREAL ESTATE REAL EASY This one of a kind estate offers an incredible waterfront panorama with sweeping waterfront views. Approximately 100' of water frontage and deep water dockage just minutes to the ocean. There is over 1.7 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The property is perched on one of the highest elevations on the island, at its peak you can enjoy 360 degree views. The main residence which comprises 3,076 square feet on two levels. This masterpiece has the highest quality workmanship with the finest finishes throughout including hand made built-in cabinetry constructed from the finest woods from around the world. Two bedrooms two bathrooms including a guest bathroom both on different levels, make up the main house which also includes a wrap around screened porch facing the harbour. The guest cottage is located at the foot of the dock with its own swimming pool. This building comprises over 1400 square feet and also is two bedroom and two bathroom combining a living room/dining room/game room. There is also a laundry and a screened porch. The estate is complete with its own standby generator and reverse osmosis system. There is also a summer kitchen with a built in bar-b-que pit. Uncompromising quality describes this estate. Offered at $3,500,000. www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Residents of Jacksonville, North Carolina, have been most generous in the assistance they have given the residents of North Abaco. An article appeared on October 4 in the Daily News Staff paper describing the plight of the residents of North Abaco after Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. As a result of that article Mr. Sam Bright, owner of Sams Quality Furniture in Jacksonville, North Carolina, offered to donate an 8 KW generator if there was a way to transport it to Abaco. Mr. Jere Jountain is a Treasure Cay property owner and brought it down in his own plane. The generator was presented to Mr. Donald Cash on December 4 and will be The North Abaco Local Government Officials and residents wish to thank Mr. Jere Fountain and Mr. Sam Bright for the kind gesture they displayed in donating a portable generator to the North Abaco Hurricane Command Centre and the Administrators Office and residence. It is understood that the generator was actually donated by Mr. Sam Bright of Sams Furniture located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. And Mr. Jerry Fountain and his wife flew it over in their plane from the U.S.A. to Treasure Cay, Abaco, used as a supplemental electric supply for the administration office and other government offices nearby during emergencies. Shortly after Hurricane Frances, Mr. Fountain delivered a cargo plane load of supplies to Treasure Cay. He has had assistance from Garland Tuton to deliver roofing material, drinking water, portable electric generators and tarpaulins.. These supplies were donated by several people including the mayor of Richland, North Carolina, Mr. Marvin Trott. The trip from North Carolina is a three-hour flight in a Cessna Caravan. Previously he had brought in dental and medical equipment and food. where it was presented to Mr. Donald Cash, Family Island Administrator for North Abaco. Both Mr. and Mrs. Fountain are home owners in Treasure Cay and have a keen interest in helping the local citizens from an educational and athletic perspective It is in this vein where the local elected officials are seeking to establish a partnership with such beautiful winter residents like the Fountains and other hoteliers and corporate citizens so as to improve the growth and development of North Abaco.Thanks From North Abaco Donald Cash, AministratorSecond Home Owners Bring Plane Loads of Relief Supplies Remember to Buckle Up

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 B Marsh Harbour: (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comNassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660 Bahama Palm ShoresCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to www.grahamrealestate.com June E. Russell, BRIEXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Peek-A-View Hope Town #2136 $868,000.00One of the finest homes on Elbow Cay & overlooking the beautiful crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. Centrally located on the island, 'Peek-a-View' is a great choice for a second or retiring home. The property is beautifully landscaped & the home is open & spacious. This 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath home has a large, open kitchen, Jacuzzi tub & his & her closets in the master suite. Located just 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour in beautiful Bahama Palm Shores is this great parcel of land. Just across the street is the beautiful eight mile beach. This property is approx. 22,000 sq. ft. & is the perfect spot for your island dream house. The community of Bahama Palm Shores offers second home owners & full-time residents a personal atmosphere. Bahama Palm Shores #2172 $156,000.00This magnificent property is comprised of three lots. A gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath cottage w/ all new quality furniture, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, computer, television & new laundry facilities. The house also has new septic, cistern, IPE decking, & new hurricane windows.The entire house has also been re-roofed. Must be seen to truly appreciate all of its wonderful features. Clifford Sawyer House Hope Town #2147 $810,000.00 Little Orchard Marsh Harbour #2167 $460,000.00This cozy little 3 bed, 2 bath home is located on 1 acre of prime waterfront property. Spacious living & dining, beautifully renovated & modern kitchen which features custom cabinetry & Corian countertops. Beautiful views of the Sea of Abaco & the neighbouring cays. The yard is landscaped & well maintained & features fruit bearing trees & other native plants. This offering consists of three consecutive lots on Banyan Tree Drive in beautiful Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell at a mere $89,000 you can build your home on one lot and keep two for future use or resale. Only a short walk from the beach, this property is an excellent buy. Call our office or make an appointment today. #2171 $89,000.00Located on Key Club road in Marsh Harbour is approx. 6.5 acres of prime real estate. This property is situated in a very quiet, residential area & faces the ocean with great views of the neighbouring cays. This spectacular lot has over 450 ft. of water frontage w/ 50 ft. elevations. This lot has great potential & could be used for a sub-division or commercial business. Commercial Acreage Marsh Harbour #2150 Call for PriceBahama Palm ShoresThis lot is located near Fry's Mangrove on Elbow Cay. It is situated between the Sea of Abaco & a creek making it an ideal location for nature lovers & boating enthusiasts. The property is approx. 41,000. sq. ft. & is just a few minutes from Hope Town. This is a great investment opportunity for those that want their own little piece of paradise. #2168 $144,000.00Beautiful Wooded Lot Marsh Harbour Located just off the Abaco Highway approx. 2 miles south of Leisure Lee is this great parcel of land. This prime beachfront listing offers 2.37 acres, featuring 104 ft frontage on the beautiful beach & 125 ft on the road. This lot also offers 30 foot elevations w/ magnificent views of the Sea of Abaco & the neighbouring cays. #2174 $195,000.00Turtle Rocks Marsh Harbour Bea's Nest offers 5 bed & 4 bath w/ numerous porches. Large open kitchen w/ adjacent family room w/ beautiful ocean views. Above the kitchen is a second storey loft that can be used as a home office. 2 beds are detached from the main house offering separate entries, perfect for visiting guests. Beautifully landscaped, includes a pool, cabana & spa tub. Beas Nest Man-O-War Cay #2166 $1,400,000.00

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Page 6 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Heavy Lift Service Inc. 801 Avenue East Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New Providence Serving Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach Departing Palm Beach twice monthly* Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 Rotary Club of AbacoClub Presents ChequesBy Jennifer Hudson As part of their ongoing tradition of public service, the Rotary Club of Abaco presented cheques for two very worthy causes at their meeting on December 6th. First to receive a cheque for $500 to assist with her medical expenses was Amber Wilmore, a student at St. Francis de Sales Primary School, who was all smiles as she received her cheque knowing that this donation will help towards making movement easier for her in the future. Also on hand to receive a $500 cheque were several members of the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club, who will be purchasing toys to bring joy to the hearts of children as part of their Toys for Tots programme. Mr. Skeet LaChance thanked the members of Rotary on behalf of the Scurvy Few. Before the club got down to the business of the evening, Sergeant-at-Arms, Jo-Ann Bradley, desirous of getting everyone into festive spirit, delighted everyone with a humorous Christmas song she had written to which all were invited to join in the chorus. Speaker for the evening was Mr. Patrick Bethel, who is a past President and Secretary of the Rotary Club of Abaco and a Paul Harris Fellow which is the highest honour in Rotary. He was introduced as not only a retired teacher but as a former Mayor of Cherokee. In light of the fact that this year Rotary International is celebrating its 100th anniversary, Mr. Bethel talked about Abaco as it was in the year 1904, the year Rotary was established. His address was extremely interesting and informative whilst being highlighted with his own sense of humour. Facts were presented from the reports of three Commissioners from the District of Cherokee Sound in the 1900s and covered many different aspects of life. Roads were terrible. Farmers walked from Cherokee to Wilson City to make money selling their goods to the workers at the lumber mills. They tried to get government to put in a road to Wilson City at an estimated cost of 1000 but this was deemed too expensive. Instead government took L200 and effected some repairs. During the year 1908 three million feet of lumber and 350,000 shingles were produced at Wilson City. The school at Cherokee was open 184 days that year and the average attendance was reported to be better than the previous year. At that time there was no government school in Moores Island or Sandy Point, only a small Anglican school. Very little immigration was reported, but in 1907 29 cases of misconduct went before the magistrates court and 34 in 1908. By 1916 this number had risen to 120. A modern waterworks system was almost ready at Wilson City, electric lights were being installed and an ice plant was opened which, in one year, sent thousands of tons of ice into Nassau where there was no ice plant. The ice plant in Wilson City was the first in The Bahamas. In the next report by Stanley Albury, it was reported that in one year Customs netted 248, fifteen shillings and sixpence while the Post Office netted pounds, twelve shillings and threepence. Mr. Bethel here interjected that the Post Office now nets between Cherokee made a total of 300 for the year from eight smacks carrying 70 men. From the amount netted, one-third would go to the boat while the other two-thirds was shared between the men. Twenty one thousand pounds was the total paid to the labourers at Wilson City for the year; this did not include the wages for workers from the U.S. labourers received three shillings per day while carpenters received seven shillings. There was a school at Wilson City which was not very well attended as the parents deemed it necessary to keep their children home to do jobs to earn money. It was stated in the report, In Moores Island and Sandy Point there was a very great imperfection in the 3 Rs. At the end of his report Mr. Stanley Congratulations!Superintendent Clarence A. Russell IIOn having been chosen and successfully completing your International Commanders Senior Advance Training Course in Criminal Justice and Police Management at Breamhill Police Training College & University of Liecester, Hampshire, London, UK. From Your wife Janet, Kids Tenaj, Clarence III, Kristina and Chevette and all your family and true friends in Abaco and Nassau. We Love You!!TO GOD BE THE GLORY, GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE. THE WILL OF GOD WILL NOT TAKE YOU WHERE HIS GRACE CANT KEEP YOU. Albury stated that six million feet of lumber was shipped to Cuba and a further 826,000 feet went to Nassau along with 1,200 tons of ice. In the third report it was stated that during that year law offenders were treated as Club News The Rotary Club of Abaco donated $500 to the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club for its Toys for Tots program. Shown above is Mr. Kevin Sterling, President of Rotary, presenting the check to Mr. Skeet LaChance of the Scurvy Few while club members look on. 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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 B follows: 75 were fined, 15 were imprisoned (the jail was at that time in Hope Town), four were bound over, nine were whipped, four sent to trial and the rest dismissed. In 1916 the lumber mill at Wilson City closed. Workers were not appreciative of the mill and were complaining and causing problems. Mr. Bethel closed his talk by likening the situation then to the trade unions of today. Mr. Frederik Gottlieb added that when he was a M.P. a lady in Cherokee asked him to get a police station built there. He told her he would see what he could do. There is still no police station there today but he made mention of the fact that in 1886 it was said that there was an urgent need for a police station in Cherokee. So they have been waiting a long time! At the close of the meeting Rotary members were reminded of the commitment to bell ringing at various locations in downtown Marsh Harbour prior to the holiday season.Pilot Club of AbacoCarol Service Is HeldBy Isobel Sherman On December 9 the Pilot Club of Abaco held its fourth Annual Carol Service at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town. Mr. Kevin Sterlin, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco, is presenting a check to Ms. Elaine Martinborough to help with medical expense of her daughter. More Club News ClubFrom Page 6 By Isobel Sherman After a few weeks of partial operation Abaco Groceries is now fully stocked and operating normally. Owned and managed by Ian Roberts, Abaco Groceries offers theWholesale Grocery Is Openconsumer bulk buying at very reasonable prices. Abaco Groceries is located between Pinewoods Nursery and Abaco Neem on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. Best Wishesfrom Administrator Revis RolleGreetings to you and yours during this Yuletide season. God has been good to us by sparing our lives during these recent hurricanes. This proves that after the rain comes the sunshine and that you can find triumph and success in the midst of disasters or storms. It is truly a pleasure to serve your city which is the fastest growing in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Together with Almighty God during the ensuing year 2005, we will experience a bountiful harvest and achievements beyond our wildest imagination.

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Page 8 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 LIGHTBOURN REALTYChris Farrington BRIOffice (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 Villa PashaLuxurious home on Green Turtle Cay. Located on 2.5 miles of white sand beach. Impeccably detailed, almost new Caribbean style villa. Wrap-around veranda. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this estate. It takes its design from a plantation estate home in the Caribbean. Green Turtle Cay OfficeP.O. Box AB 22758, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Email: chris.f@batelnet.bsThis elegant beach front estate has everything one could ask for in a vacation home. Five well appointed bedrooms with an open living area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and your very own private beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with every modern convenience. There is also a spa adjoining the master suite. This is truly an Island Paradise!!!The living room, where original oil paintings adorn the cypress hand laid walls. The marble floors take you back to the early colonial century while the cool rattan and dark mahogany furnishings, a functional fireplace, give you the coziness of a New England home. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this estate. Master bedroom suite with whirlpool bath. Four guest air conditioned bedrooms. Fully furnished house, fully equipped kitchen. An aerial view of the estate which overlooks the wide sandy beach. The house is complete with golf carts, bicycles and an outdoor bar-beque grill. This is the front porch where you observe beautiful sunrises, or for the late riser, an outdoor breakfast overlooking the Atlantic and the beach just steps below. Custom made shutters and dormer windows, wrap-around porches and gingerbread designs portray a colonial plantation look. This meticulously maintained estate is perched on a slight bluff with balmy sea breezes. Modern fully equipped kitchen. All major appliances, including freezer. VHF Radio and high speed internet system. Offered at $2.4 million Editors Note: Rebecca Risberg is spending a school year aboard a sailboat which doubles as a school. The ship, the S/V Concordia, a three-masted Barkentine, is sailing across the Pacific Islands. My name is Rebecca Risberg. For my whole life I have lived on a small island called Lubbers Quarters near Elbow Cay. I am a grade 12 graduate with honors from Forest Heights Academy. I have two adopted sisters, one from Mexico and the other from Romania. I have two wonderful parents that have given me all the support and love a teenager could want and that is a very big reason I am on Class Afloat today. I had initially heard about this program at sea last summer when Andrew Whilhoyte, a close friend and schoolmate of mine, was accepted. Prior to hearing about Class Afloat, I can honestly say it was never my dream to go around the world on a sailboat, at least. However, once I understood all that Class Afloat encompassed, the urge was more than I had anticipated. So, I took the chance and applied . and I guess the rest of the story is self-explanatory. However, without the support and hard work from my parents, this adventure could not have been possible. I can say that I am happy here and do feel as if its a home away from home (without the family and boyfriend). But, these 10 months will forever be engraved in my memory and will shape me for the rest of my life. The friendships and bonds that I will make with the 47 individuals on this ship will be as strong and everlasting as the wind that fills our sails along the way.Our Daily RoutineNight watch, day watch, classes, homework, tests, being on time, closedtoed shoes, colors and the list goes on. Our routine onboard the S/V Concordia is not easy. There are so many responsibilities and things to remember that your day usually just flies by. By the time you go to bed, you are exhausted and ready for a good nights sleep. But for some of us a good nights sleep is usually interrupted by night watch. Night watch ah just the sound of it makes me cringe. Every night each watch has to wake up for two hours and stand lookout on the bridge. Usually there is a rotation in which each watch member only has to stand watch or helm for no The S/V Concordia is a three-masted Barkentine which takes high school students and students who have just finished high school for long voyages lasting nine months. The students do college prep work along with all the duties of a sailor. Please see Class Afloat Page 9Student Studies Aboard S/V Concordia Positions are available for the following job opportunities: Store packers CashiersInterested persons should contact the Office Supervisior or Warehouse Manager ofBurns House Ltd at 367.3712 HELP WANTED

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as Estate Agent with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with six years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, four of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay.When you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com The Jib Room Restaurant New Years Eve Dinner PartyParty Favors Dancing Music Open for Lunch Wed Sat 11:30 2:30Call 367-2700 VHF Ch 16Home of the best Babyback ribs & One Pound Steaks Dinner nights Wed & Sat Only 7 p.m. Reservations Prime Rib & Lobster Dinners Midnight Champagne Toast $35 per personStarts 8 p.m. Yacht Club & Sunrise BayA private, residential Community on the Sea of Abaco in the heart of Marsh Harbour.(Next Door to Regattas of Abaco) SELLING FASTOnly 14 Lots remainingABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco,Bahamas Phone : (242) 367-2719 Fax : (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.comRoyal Harbour Marsh Harbour Lot #26 consisting of 14,583 sq.ft. Offered @ $125,000 Dorros Cove Elbow Cay Lots #39 & #40, Offered as one parcel. Approx. 220 x 220 fabulous unobstructed ocen views, Offered @ $325,000 Bahama Palm Shores 3 Lots 80 x 125 sq.ft. @ $25,000 each Casuarina Point Residential Lot 80 x 125 sq.ft. @ $15,000 Guana Cay 5 direct beach front lots Starting from $250,000 Long Beach Exclusive Listing 12 Lots available @ $58,000NEW 2.6 Acre Waterfront Lot 7B $259,000212 ft Waterfront Adjoining Winding BayMarsh Harbour WaterfrontSugar Loaf CayNEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING! Beautiful waterfront estate on the Sea of Abaco. 5 Bed, 4 Bath, pool Must see $2,150,000 NEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING! 5 acre parcel, great elevations overlooking Winding Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Call for price. NEW EXCLUSIVEBahama Palm Shores Beachfront 100 Beachfront x 400+/deep $249,000Contact Bill Thompson 477-5712more than 30 minutes. So once watch is over, its back to bed, but then you are up again at 7 a.m. for fitness. Boys and girls fitness rotate; so if you are lucky, you might get to sleep in until breakfast at 7:30 a.m. After breakfast it is on the bow for colors. Colors is where announcements are given and information such as how far we have traveled in the last 24 hours and the nearest coast is announced to the entire ship. After colors its time for cleaning stations. It could be the classroom or mess. Different watches are responsible for different areas of the ship every morning. Usually cleaning stations lasts no longer than 30 minutes and afterwards you are free do homework or hang out until your next class at 9 a.m. Classes can last from 9 a.m. until sometimes 7 p.m. However, everybody has hour hours of day watch in between, one hour of lunch and at least one hour of free time ( sometimes more, depending on the day). Day watch is two hours of helping out the boson on deck with chores such as sanding, cleaning, rust busting and sweeping. Day watch is a time for you to work and at the same time catch a tan or catch up on some gossip! Then at 12:30 its lunch and at 6:30 its dinner. After dinner you are free for the night to do as you wish. However, watches start at 8 p.m. so if you are on for that watch your time is limited! Other than night watch at 8 p.m. there are other activities going on. Some students wish to spend their time in study hall from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Or some like to grab a pillow and blanket and head up to the mizzen deck for a late night movie under the stars on someones laptop. There are also clubs, like yearbook, photography and dance that happen every evening starting at 7:30 p.m. So, like I said, life on board is a lot of work. But in the end its all worth it. Because once you go to bed at night afClass AfloatFrom Page 8 Rebecca Risberg in her safety harness Jennifer Hudson Well known local realtor, Mrs. Sandra Evans of Sandra Evans Real Estate, has recently been awarded the Certified International Property Specialist Award. Sandra is the only realtor of the approximately 50 licensed realtors on Abaco to have earned this very prestigious award which is only held by six other realtors t hroughout the entire Bahamas. The requirements and examinations for this award are extremely demanding. One must speak a second language, possess other international business experience besides real estate and have attended a diversity of real estate events outside ones own country. Sandra spent six days in Puerto Rico completing the rigorous course work and then wrote five examinations which covered all aspects of property marketing, cultural aspects of dealing with international clientele and international business practices. Sandra has now joined the ranks of 1,500 CIPS world wide and her name has been published in Whos Who in International Real Estate The Certified International Property Specialist Pin was presented to Sandra at the National Association of Realtors Convention in Orlando.Local Realtor Earns Prestigious Award Pacific Ports Beckon Student Please see Class Afloat Page 11 Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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Page 10 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Is your property featured onwww.CaribbeanRealEstateShowcase.comCall us Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com Abaco FSCAbaco FSC Abaco FSCAbaco FSC Abaco FSCA Bahamian Financial Service Corporation Investment Fund Administration Fund Formation and Licensure Articles of Association and Offering Memorandums Shareholders registration, issuance and redemption of shares All accounting and administration including monthly financial statements, partner statements, and NAV calculations Government compliance Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider International Business Companies (IBCs) incorporation and registration Central Bank applications Registered agent services Custodial and local account administration Serve as director, nominee shareholder, officer, or local agent Government compliance Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Dedicated to e-commerce and client communication through the internet Data storage of all client documents (both hard and soft copies) Monthly, quarterly, or annual preparation of financial statements Bank reconciliations, Payroll, Accts Payable, and Accts ReceivableMemorial Plaza, Suite 202, P.O.Box AB-20763, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel: 242-367-0220 Fax: 707-516-7765 She said that for some time now, she had been targeting students from as early as fourth and fifth grades for educational awareness on the dangers of HIV/AIDS, especially as there is growing evidence that there are children as young as age nine who are sexually active. Another aspect of increasing awareness on the dangers of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is the use of peer leadership groups and peer counselors. Sixteen-year-old DAndra Johnson, an 11th grade peer leader from Abaco Central, said, I would like to convince my peers that the best way to prevent AIDS is to wait until youre married to have sex. Crystal McInttosh, a 17-year-old peer leader from S.C. Bootle, a senior, is urging young people to educate themselves about the dangers of sex before getting involved in it. Assisting in the HIV/AIDS awareness programmes was Keith Kemp, a graduate of S.C. Bootle attending Success Training College in Nassau. He and Mr. Sarone Kennedy of the Abaco Chapter of the Red Cross were the only two men participating in the march. Statistics show that The Bahamas ranks very high in per capita HIV infection on a world scale, and that Abaco is among the islands in the country with the highest rates of infection. MarchFrom Page 1Students March for HIV/AID Awareness Dont Drink and Drive

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 B P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Richelle Knowles Dermatologist December 18, 2004 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound December 18, 2004 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon December 18, 2004Flu Shots AvailableDr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) December 18, 2004 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist December 22, 2004 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist January 5, 2005 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist January 8, 2005 Dr. KJA Rodgers Opthalmologist Dr. Micheal Caplia Optometrist January 13, 2005 Dr. Micheal Caplia Optometrist January 14, 2005 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing January 15, 2005 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon January 15, 2005 EEG Studies January 15, 2005 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist January 19, 2005 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) January 21, 2005 Dr. Daniel Johnson Foot Doctor January 21, 2005 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing January 21, 2005 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner January 22, 2005 Ms. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist January 22, 2005 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea January 27, 2005Check out The Abaconian online at www.abaconian.comThe five are full breed American Quarter Horses which have a mild temperament and heavy muscling. Adapting easily, these horses are perfect for riding around the plush and spacious surroundings of The Abaco Club. The stables are close to the welcome and administration center. Upon leaving the center, members and guests will be able to see the bobbing heads of the horses, as if they are saying welcome. Ms. Tania Duncombe, Operations Manager, has many duties and responsibility, a part of which will include the overall care taking of the horses. She was at the airport assisting with the arrival of the animals and had this to say, Its a historic event for Abaco. She went on to say, The horses have attuned very well to their new surroundings and there is no better way to enjoy the beaches or view the spectacular property of the Abaco Club than by horseback. HorsesFrom Page 1X

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Page 14 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004 34 amazing home sites near Cherokee and Winding Bay! Get in now!web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco BEST BUYS IN ABACO1105 Bonefish Lodge located on the beach in Sandy Point with 10 rooms, large dining room and kitchen, just minutes to the flats. 1123 7 unit apartment complex in Hope Town. Four one bedroom and three two bedroom units. Always a waiting list of tenants. 1115 5 lots with amazing views and excellent elevations. All lots 1+/acre in size and underground utilities to come. Coral Point 1007 Two adjacent parcels of land approx. 1.5 acres each with 40' elevations and 130'+ of waterfront. One parcel is vacant, other has partially completed home of 3/2 Regattas 1002 BEST BUY Unfurnished ground floor unit in building 2 with two beds and two baths. Brand new accordion hurricane shutters just installed. $171,500 Hope Town 1106 North End vacant lot just one lot from the Sea of Abaco. Yellowwood 1133 1.17 acre lot between Cherokee and Winding Bay Guana Cay 1117 & 1118 One cottage of 2/1 and one home of 3/2 on spectacular beachfront near town. Both homes have great rental history. Tilloo Cay 1021 New Price Two elevated adjacent parcels with good draft just offshore. Reduced to $180,000 & $190,000. Bahama Palm Shores Seven lots exclusively listed starting at $15,000. Bahama Palm is HOT! HOT! HOT! Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081Aisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright Email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Maria SilvesterBeautiful ocean view lots overlooking the unspoiled and pristine Watching Bay Beach and the azure blue Atlantic Ocean. Also available are interior lots with views of Cherokee Sound and the flats. Underground utilities and paved roads coming soon. This area of Abaco is one of the fastest growing locations with The Abaco Club at Winding Bay just one mile away. Lots start at $27,500 Provided by the Abaco Residents UnitedResidents Fight Large Development Slated for GuanaAbaco residents are furious over the proposed development for north Guana Cay. They feel the government unfairly announced the approval in principal following a vicious hurricane season while many residents were without power or telephones. Now with the rumors of a January 1st start, they are making their case against the proposed Passerine at Abaco. Their arguments focus on the inevitable death of near-shore barrier reefs around Abaco due to the impact of the operation of a golf course and marina, and they are challenging governments decision to give away Crown Land and Treasury Land to this development. The community people want to see the Treasury Land put to tender (as required by Commonwealth law) so that the community can pay off the owed taxes and purchase this land to be set aside as a public park.Passerine Opposition PlatformThere is good development for an area and there is bad development for an area. Passerine on Abaco is bad development for North Guana because its faults outweigh any benefits promised to the local communities. This protected bay and wrap around beach are bordered by some of the most beautiful and bountiful coral reefs on Abaco. It is a complete coastal and marine ecosystem including a mangrove estuary, beaches and dunes, and barrier reef. This environmentally sensitive area needs an environmentally sensitive development. What Passerine proposes, an 18-hole golf course and a 240-slip marina are the least environmentally responsible types of development and will certainly devastate this fragile area. Furthermore, the fact that part of this development would include government land given away for foreign financial gain is a crime we will not permit! Has government given permission to kill the reef? There is no proven way to contain 100 percent of golf course run-off. Any claims to catch and reuse water or substitute organic chemicals to treat the course are only superficial measures which, at best, will only delay the death of the surrounding reef. In addition, these measures prove more costly than feasible. The fact is that increased nutrient levels from fertilizers stimulate algal growth which smothers coral reefs. Government is giving away our birthright! The marina is slated to be built on government land affectionately known as Joes Creek. This includes a mangrove nursery ground which replenishes the local fishery stocks. This is Bahamian land, land that has been set aside to be developed by Bahamians to increase Bahamian wealth. It is a crime against the people for our government to give away our land for foreign profit. See more of this argument on the website www.saveguanacayreef.comHas Government Given Permission to Kill our Reefs?One of the worlds oldest living inhabitants has been convicted of excessive beauty and the ability to generate large profits for a select few. Did you miss the trial? Dont feel bad if you did it was really easy to miss. It wasnt on Court TV or even well publicized. In fact, it seems to have taken place while the majority of concerned citizens were thinking of their survival in the face of multiple blows by Mother Nature. But now the verdict is in and the death warrant has been signed. The method of execution is slow drip lethal injection. The reef is scheduled to die. The Passerine development on the north end of Great Guana Cay has been approved. Along with this development will come the certain destruction of a pristine natural wonder that runs along much of the eastern shore of the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. While citizens and homeowners were left to deal with the cumulative effects of multiple hurricanes, the passage of this massive development was slipped in to the agenda of the future plan for Abaco. If you are one of the many who has been lucky enough to come to know this natural wonder of Abaco, consider yourself warned that the fate of the reef is sealed. The sound you hear is the clock ticking. We can stop this with your support. Tell PM Christy NO!Facts About the Development1. An 18-hole Tom Fazio designed golf course is planned. Ultra exclusive! Ultra expensive! All previous courses built by this company follow the same plan. Golf course construction and maintenance will provide the most destructive punch to the surrounding eco-systems. Huge doses of chemicals, many of which are suspected of causing various cancers, will become routine in their application. Even though this developer claims they will use organic chemicals, these chemicals have the same destructive effect on the surrounding air and marine environments. High nutrient load whether it is organic or not is POISONOUS for the reef. 2. Hundreds of home sites are included which will more than double the islands residential population. In addition, 60 rental units are planned, increasing the stress load on utilities and the islands waste management systems.Guana Protests New Development Please see Development Page 15

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 B Is your property being marketed tothe elite CyberStars(tm) network group of realtors?Call usPh: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com Abaco Insurance will be closed December 27 January 3We appreciate your patience during the difficult period following Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Our staff has worked long hours and this is our way of showing appreciation of their dedication. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. We wish you a joyous holiday season.3. Last but not least, a 240-slip marina requiring a man made harbor seals the deal. This is to be dredged out of the last marine estuary on the island and built on government land. This marina will be the LARGEST MARINA on any individual site in Abaco. Boat Harbor has 190 slips, Treasure Cay has 150 slips. Even Nassau and Grand Bahama cant compete with Atlantis at 63 slips and Old Bahama Bay at West End with 72. Even treated sewerage and brackish water runoff from the watermarks in these large quantities will destroy the reef. Science backs up our claims 100 percent. Furthermore, there have been no guarantees made for clean up of fuel and oil spills in this massive facility.May Day! May Day! Government Is Giving Away Our Birth Right!In their election campaign the PLP promised they would give Crown Land to the Bahamian people. They promised they would encourage local development of this land. They promised that the Bahamian people would see increased wealth and prosperity. Yet in just two short years, they have given away maybe thousands of acres of Bahamian land to foreign developers. Developers who would see millions of dollars in profits from the sale of this land pocketed outside of the Bahamas. These profits belong to the Bahamian people. This land is our birth right! When large scale developers promise increased local employment and spinoff jobs, this is a small bone to throw, not only are these jobs temporary, but the real money is being made by the owners of the land, Bahamian land. It is one thing for foreign investors to purchase private land and develop it for their own personal profit, but it is an abomination when they take the Bahamians land for foreign personal gain. It is even more of an abomination when they try to cover up this fact with empty promises of employment opportunities. How can we trade ownership of land and local-owned businesses for employment opportunities or blue collar jobs. Its the difference between owning your own restaurant and waiting tables! And dont be deceived by the promise of multi-million dollar investments 80-100 percent of this money is spent outside of the Bahamas in purchasing materials, design contractors and equipment and at what expense to us? The long term costs in land degradation, fishery depletion and reef poisoning, air pollution and habitat loss can only be guessed and will most certainly be owed long after foreign developers have made their profits and abandoned the Bahamas. This crime is happening all over the Bahamas. And right now the government is about to commit it again in Abaco at the north end of Great Guana Cay. Passerine at Abaco is to be a 585-acre exclusive golf course resort with a 240-slip marina dredged out of the islands only remaining fish estuary on government land. The developer will sub-divide the land and sell waterfront lots at top dollar. The future prosperity of the Bahamian people is in the richness of our land and surrounding seas. Whether developed for agriculture, fishery or tourism, it is the land which holds our nations riches. When you give away our land to foreign developers, you give away our peoples wealth. Bahamians, we must stop this now! It is a May Day call, for we are running out of time and land! We are a small nation and cannot afford to give away our land to foreign developers. It is up to us, the residents of this island nation, to prevent this devastating loss. With construction slated to begin January 1st, the time to act is now. It wont cost you a single penny to voice your opinion on this impending eco-disaster. For more facts please go to www.saveguancayreef.com. Thank you for your support! DevelopmentFrom Page 14Town Fears Environmental Destruction Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsRoyal Harbour Village. Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and moreTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Select Properties Guana Cay Marsh Harbour Area. NEW! Income! Only two years old, modern triplex with the added bonus of a nearly completed efficiency apartment. Well built, solid, concrete construction, tile floors. Nice private and spacious back yard area. Convenient part of the community within blocks of the Central Abaco Primary School and all amenities. Nice quiet culde-sac location. Listing #9092.Please call for details.Bahama Palm Shores. UNDER CONTRACT! Coral Ridge Drive. Nice 13,000 s. f. homesite in Section One. Densely wooded. Walk to Eight Mile Beach! #9053$ 24,500 Bahama Palm Shores. UNDER OFFER! Two adjacent lots, Section IV, Casuarina Drive, 200' to beach. Clear sight-lines to Atlantic, build up for superb views! #3646$41,000 each Bahama Palm Shores. Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath residence directly across from lovely Eight Mile Bay. #8928 $422,000 Guana Cay Superb elevation, Beach front home site, 1.5+ acres, just north of Orchid Bay. Property like this is disappearing fast! #8842Call for details Guana Cay. Outstanding Atlantic 1.5 acre beachfront building site. Conveniently located near the settlement, but secluded and well north of Nippers. #9079Call for details Lubbers Quarters. Abaco Ocean Club. 10,000+ s.f. homesite on Marlin Way cul-de-sac. Close to marina. Priced to move. #7316$48,000 Marsh Harbour. Great location near Boat Harbour entrance. Commercial or residential building site suitable for single family or duplex. Make an offer! #6251$120,000 Split Rocks. UNDER CONTRACT! Sea of Abaco acreage! 15 acres of rolling hills. High elevation. Perfect for a small resort or secluded estate. #8729 $590,000

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Page 16 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004By Richard E. Fawkes About 20 Hope Town residents of Haitian background, mostly young men who were born and bred in that community, told Central Abaco Administrator Revis Rolle and ASP Wayne Miller, police officer-in-charge in charge of the Abaco District, that they were misrepresented as troublemakers and gang members at a town meeting conducted by Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson on November 26 ( The Abaconian December 1). They also complained there were no recreational facilities on Elbow Cay, other than bars, where young men could go for relaxation after work. The young men raised the issues at a meeting at St. James Methodist Church on December 10 organized by the police at the behest of the commissioner expressly for the purpose of hearing your story and your side because others have been saying their story and their side, according to Mr. Miller. Mr. Rolle attended the meeting to encourage young persons of Haitian background to complete their paperwork for obtaining proper Bahamian status. At the meeting two weeks ago a number of residents from the traditional Bahamian and second-home communities complained that there was a gang of young men harassing young women, and that some illegal Haitian workers were behaving aggressively. One participant in Fridays meeting, who said he attended the earlier meeting, took exception to those charges. There was a perception given of the Bahamian Haitian community that I thought was way out of context and character of everybody, he said. The view was given that there is a gang or gangs within the community; and that is far from the truth. If anybody in here is a member of a gang, let me know. But there are no gangs. For the better part, all these young people here are hardworking people, young men and women. Some members of the audience said there were no recreational facilities, such as a lighted basketball court, where young men could hang out after work, only bars, where people tend to go with their friends, only to be perceived by others as looking like gangs. T hey complained that a basketball court at the primary school was closed down several years ago. Some of them built a basketball court in town, but it did not have any lights. Mr. Rolle invited them to find out the cost of the lighting and promised he would bring the matter to the governments attention. Corp. Cash, an official of the Abaco Basketball Association, told the men that if they got their basketball court up and running, he would help them form a team and provide coaching. ASP Miller and Administrator Rolle encouraged the youth to form organizations such as boys clubs and a community band, to take the initiative to help themselves find positive directions. Mr. Miller wished more of those present on Friday could have attended Commissioner Farquharsons meeting and spoken of the things they were speaking of tonight, so that there would be real dialogue with all sectors of the community. He did not want to have any more separate meetings but expected all members of the Hope Town community to attend the next town meeting called to continue the dialogue. We must all fight our prejudices, mistrust and misconceptions of others, he said. We are one community and must act as one community. He lamented the fact that so few turned up for Friday nights meeting, given the fact that the Haitian Bahamian community is one of the largest population groups in Hope Town. The only way we can handle the problem is if we communicate, ASP Miller said. I have to communicate with you; you have to communicate with me. We solve problems when you talk, I listen; when I talk, you listen. And then we come to a best possible solution how we can work this problem out. Speaking about the issue of status, Mr. Rolle told the gathering that the government wants to work with young persons born here to quickly achieve their status, or persons here illegally who have been here a long time to resolve their status issue. But you must work with us to get those documents in so that we can help you, he said. Mr. Geffrey Victor, a Bahamian educator of Haitian descent who grew up in Pigeon Peas and attended the meeting, urged the young people to take their civic duties seriously by obtaining their status so that they could participate fully in the Bahamian democratic process. Mr. Miller told the participants in theHope Town Haitians Meet with Authorities LIGHTBOURN REALTY Chris Farrington BRI Office (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 Green Turtle Cay Office P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Email: chris.f@batelnet.bswww.greenturtlerealestate.com#5101Waterfront beauty with pool in lovely Treasure Cay. Located on a sea walled lot with a commanding view of the sea of Abaco. Comprising of three bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms and over 1000 sq. ft. bonus area in upper floor area. This house is a must see. Reduced to $546,000. Motivated seller! #5135Two bedroom, two and one half bathroom vacation rental villa. Located in a resort setting, this villa comes complete with a deeded dock slip and many more amenities. Villa is completely furnished and in turn-key condition. Offered at $525,000 Beachfront/Canal front package. Located in beautiful Leisure Lee. Enjoy the lifestyle of living on the beach and having secure dockage for you boat. This is truly a boating persons dream come true. Price reserved by owner. Please call for details. Hurry, this wont last! Under Contract K & S Auto Service Crockett Drive & Don MacKay BoulevardMarsh Harbour, Abaco phone 367-2655 Shannon Albury, Manager Sorry we do not service vehicles up on the roof-top Happy Holidays The Cyber Learning Centerwish all our customersA Very Merry Christmas & A Prosperous New Year! Please see Meeting Page 17 ... THE BATTERY WITH THE LIGHTNING BOLT OF LIFE!!!BATTERIES A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck/Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries Diesel Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries WE DONT PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY(If an Epic Battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!)Delivery Service AvailableFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!Located in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ph: 367-3742 Fax: 367-0064

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax SANDPIPER BEACH Point of View 3 bed/ 2 1/2 bath CBS split level open concept home with cathedral ceilings and skylights. Lower level including living/ dining/ kitchen/ den and master bedroom suite accesses large ocean-side deck with Beach Beach and more Beach. Upstairs bedrooms each with own entry and sun deck. $1722,000 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD Another World This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBShouse on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. A real MUST SEE $1,292,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see. $405,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home,fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $714,500 Seaductress / Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. $1,200,000 WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES Sea Star built as a retirees dream house, this comfortable spacious home has 2 bed / 2 bath with cozy living/dining/kitchen. Also enclosed porch, carport, utility room. Lush garden w/ picket fence. Package shows lots of TLC. $370,000 Bahama Sunset Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has livingdiningkitchen den with mater suite and large covered deck. Downstairs 1 bed/ 1 bath/ living also large garage/ workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $950,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember NEW! NEW! NEW!Call for more information and prices 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity canal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips 2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected harbour with boat slips 3. TREASURE LANDING Condo units on interior property with direct beach access ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 2 bed / 2 bath -24 ft. wide slip w/ 2 large docks, very special condo w/ many features MUST SEE$430,500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, w/ boat slip and stsorage shed $296,400 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath $113,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Garden location 2 bed/ 2 bath, excellent condition $225,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house, front row location with wrap-around deck oceanside $450,000 ROCK POINT Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE!$350,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other features Starting at $550,000 Plus 14% closing LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Trident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on thebeach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 31/2 bath in the main house with detached garage /bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widows walk. WOW! $2,520,000 Cross Winds Split level CBS home extra large lot acrossfrom 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1 bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $984,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. 1 acre+/Beginning at $800,000 Canal Front Beginning at $125,000 Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $35,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Need reliable communications Independent of local infrastructure??We now offer Satellite DirectGet E-mail, weather and voice by Skymate and Motorola !!!! Requires only 12 volt dc (battery) and your computer for two -way E-mail or to download weather information (24-7) MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS TEL: 242 367 2163 FAX: 242 367 3388e-mail wizette@merlinsmarine.com Motorola/Iridium hand-held satphone is battery powered and comes with 500 minutes of airtime! Call or come by now before the memory of recent communications blackouts fades !!!!!!!Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILmeeting that they cannot complain if the police and immigration knock on all doors of legal and illegal persons if the legal residents provide shelter for the illegal ones and for those engaging in criminal activity. You have to help us separate the documented persons from the undocumented persons, he said. You must help us uphold the law and protect those of you who are hardworking, law abiding residents and citizens of The Bahamas. Our job is to uphold the laws of The Bahamas. By Raine Sands and Ashley Knowles Grade 10 Language Class After enduring two major hurricanes, the students at Forest Heights Academy have pulled through and have been working extremely hard at many various school activities this October and November. The undefeated football team is playing once again, coached by Mr. Shah. The team has 22 players and is made up of both junior and senior boys. They are very busy practicing and are on the field four days out of the week. They are described as an all around good team by their coach. The teams first game is going to be against Agape School at Forest Heights field and will take place on Tuesday November 16. Forest Heights is putting on yet another play, which will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, chosen and adapted by Ms. Carroll. We have so much excellent young talent in this school I thought this play would showcase our new actors as well as our more experienced ones. Auditions will be held on the third week of November with Ms. Carroll and Ms. Kennedy leading them once again with the help of Ms. Parotti and Ms. Gibourd in props and setting. They are hoping to perform the play sometime in late April. In October the new seventh grade class had fun making a model of the typical Arawak village in Social Studies class under the guidance of Ms. Parotti. When asked the point of the project, she said it was so the life of the Arawaks could become a reality in the minds of the students. The village features thatched huts, hammocks, a canoe carved out of real gummelome, hutias, gardens which include a variety of fruits and vegetables, and, of course, the Arawaks themselves. While the seventh graders were having fun traveling back into the time of the Arawaks, the Grade Nine class was dealing with the challenges of parenting. For a week in mid-October, they were seen gingerly carrying around decorated eggs as a project in their Health class, conducted by Ms. Carroll. They were to feed and change their babies at the appropriate times during the day in order to get full marks. They were also to keep them safe and close at all times. Several students babies were kidnapped, broken, or even worse, eaten. One of the most recognizable casualties was when Gavin Knowles daughter was eaten by his younger brother on the first day of the assignment, not knowing it was for a school project, but thinking it was just a tasty snack. Amidst all this flurry of activities at Forest Heights, two well-rounded students were chosen as students of the month to honor their hard work. October students of the month are Jessica Sands, Upper School, and Dana Lowe, Lower School. Congratulations to all these students as we look forward to another exciting year at Forest Heights Academy.Students Keep Busy at Forest Heights MeetingFrom Page 16

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Page 18 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation ServicesCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250Phyllis Berry Wynne a long time Hope Town resident, passed away on November 30 in Dallas, Texas, after a lengthy illness. Phyllis and her husband, Gordon, first came to Hope Town in 1980. They visited often with their family and friends over the next 12 years. In 1992 they completed their cherished island home, Cheers, and moved to Hope Town permanently. Phyllis embraced life, her friends and her community. She was a member of St. James Methodist Church, the Sailing Club and Friends of the Environment. She was very interested in the Every Child Counts program. Phyllis published a childrens book entitled Santas Island Christmas, inspired by her love of children and Hope Town. One year the Hope Town School based its Christmas show on the book. She began painting during her years in The Bahamas and she continued to explore her creative talents until her death. Family and friends will treasure their hand painted cards and Phee creations. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 44 years, Gordon R. Wynne, Jr., and two daughters and sons-in-law, Cammy Wynne and Del Williams, Carol and Don McCourt. Her legacy will live on through five grandchildren, Fordana, Cameron and Claire McCourt and Callie and Elizabeth Williams. Phyllis is survived by a brother and sisterin-law, a sister-in-law, nieces nephews and dear friends. Phyllis ashes will be scattered in her beloved Bahamian waters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Every Child Counts, c/o Lyn Major, P.O. Box AB 20085, Marsh Harbour. For US tax receipt details contact Lyn Major. The funeral for Christopher Curry, 59, formerly of Green Turtle Cay was held on November 20 in Nassau. Interment was in Nassau. He is survived by his mother Enid Curry; children Henderick, Drexel, Emory, Kenley, Patrick, and Patricia Curry; sisters Edwina, Eudence, Fay, Zorene, May and Angela; brothers William, Charles Jr. Calvert, Calon, Pedro and John Curry; aunts Gwendolyn Clarke, Virginia Moncur, Mable King, Marion Curry and Berlene Curry; uncles Paul and Robert Curry; daughters-in-law Dianna and Beauthelyn Curry; sisters-in-law Shelia, Terrice and Rosie Curry, Rosalie Seymour, Rhoda Munnings, Elva Stubbs and Monica Stuart; brothers-in-law George Bullard, Solomon and Allan Stuart; grandchildren Hendrick Jr. Dekerra, Dreyn, Drexel Jr. Shacya, Jahro, Kenya, Lauryn Curry and Counro Rolle; great granddaughter Kristanek Johnson; nieces; nephews and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Estella McPhee 84 of Hope Town was held at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town. Bishop Clifford Henfield officiated assisted by Pastor Ricky Sweeting. Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Hope Town. She is survived by her daughter Leanna McPhee Bowleg; son Lawrence McPhee; stepdaughters Harriet McPhee-Kelly, Laurine McPhee and Martha McPheeGreen; grandsons Anthony, Sam Jr., Joshua, Deon, Aidan and Ansen McPhee; granddaughter Vanessa McPhee; stepgrandchildren including Diane, Michelle, Michael, Tiffany, Javon, Lavern, Lorene, Irene, Firsteina, Barbaramae, Basil and Sam; great-grandson Deon McPhee Jr.; step-great grandchildren DeAndra Austin and Martin Spence; brothers Emmanuel and Jeremiah Rolle; nieces; nephews; daughters-in-law Melva and Valery McPhee; sisters-in-law, Macelyn and Esther Rolle, Naomi Evans, Evelyn Knowles and Loretta McPhee; brother-in-law Rollins Knowles; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Franklyn Thompson, 40, of Crown Haven was held on December 11at St. Chads Anglican Church in Fox Town. Fr. Dwight Rolle officiated assisted by Deacon Fequel LaPlante. Interment was in the church cemetery in Fox Town. He is survived by sisters Caroline Thompson, Norma Jane Albury and Angela Cooper; brothers Eddison, Rollington, Paul and Benjamin Thompson; sisters-in-law Roslyn, Veronica and Allardyce Thompson; brothers-in-law Keith Albury and Hiram Cooper; nieces Cicely Parker, Nadia Russell, Katrina Russell, Erica Thompson, Shamona, Shamara and Shameka Cooper and Fait Thompson; nephews Dwayne and Telmage Russell, Delano, Deangelo and Demeko Cooper, Benjamin Thompson Jr., Anthony and Justice Thompson and Jermaine McIntosh; nephew-in-law Quincy Kemp; grandnieces Alicia Kemp, Georgia Burrows, Jamiah McIntosh and Mia Thompson; grandnephews Dwayne Russell Jr. and Tianno Russell; aunts Vyrona Archer, Florence McIntosh, Gina Lightbourn, Lettymae Jones, and Ruth Wells; uncles Joseph, George and Jonathan Russell; aunts-in-law Patrice, Genevie and Ella Russell, Florence and Enza Thompson; uncles-in-law Charles Jones, Erskin Wells and Tom Lightbourne; grandaunt Olga Russell; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Lashane Genko Gardiner 28 of Fox Town was held on November 20 at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Treasure Cay. Pastor Stafford Symonette officiated assisted by Rev. Berlin McIntosh. Internment was in the South Side Cemetery in Coopers Town. She is survived by her husband Ferino Gardiner; children Roclesha Fawkes, Shannon, Latora and Zander Gardiner; mother Gaylene Laing; father Charles Lewis; sisters Jasmine and Sasha Laing, Keyshawn Seymour and Jade Lewis, Janell Russell andObituaries of Family and Friends Please see Obituaries Page 20 Happy 1st BirthdayNathanLove Mom & Dad Born November 21st, 2003

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 B Mailin Sands -mailin@mlrealty.net Ph# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour#5150 Harbour front property on Pelican Shores. Lovely parcel runs 172 on the harbour and consists of more than an acre of property. Features a 3 bed/3.5 bath house with covered carport. This prime piece of property is unique and rare. Could have a commercial venture possibility. Room for expansion Lots of potential. $1,750,000 Guana CaySUMMERWIND-#50382bed/2bath home with central A/C, close walk to beach. Great rental potential through nearby resort, with right to use resorts amenities. Perfect for that vacation get-away .-$260,000 Marsh Harbour -#5105 Duplex available for sale. Each side 2beds/1bath with open floor plan Furnished and wellkept.!-$260,000 __________________________________ Man-O-War-vacant interior lot in town, close to amenities-$17,500UNDERCONTRACT Man-O-War vacant interior lots, close to Atlantic Beach, and close to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. $120,000 Long BeachBeautiful area featuring gorgeous white beach. All lots approx. acre, and have beach access. Financing available. Call today. Sand Banks vacant property on main highway to Treasure Cay. Large parcels,and sea views. Bahama Coral Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available, Call for details. Treasure CayCanal Lots in desirable location, sea views, great buyUNDERCONTRACT Boat Harbour Guana Cayvacant water front property accessible by boat only, not much available in this area-UNDER CONTRACT Cabbage Point5 acres parcels on the SC Bootle highway, financing available Call today for details Marsh HarbourVacant property on Key Club Road approx 0.7 acres, features elevations. $92,000 Treasure Cay, Abaco-New Exclusives -Luxury HomesLuxury Home A, features 3 bedrooms/3.5baths, 12 ceilings,and custom made kitchen cabinets. Also features a study, and 2 car garage. $3,400,000 Luxury Home B, Features 4 bedrooms, 4.5baths, 14 ceilings, and custom made kitchen cabinets. Boasts of a study, and a 2 car garage. $3,700,000These two superbly built, luxury homes, feature the finest incraftsmanship. Beautiful and strong, these two Treasure Cay beauties are immaculate, beautifully decorated, and tastefully furnished. These homes are waiting on the buyer who want the very best in life. Precisely positioned on gorgeous beachfront property, both fine structures, demand the glorious view of the turquoise water, and powder white sandy beach. Nicely landscaped and brand new, they are awaiting their lucky owner! Dont delay and miss your opportunity to own A Perfect Paradise! CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT Boat Harbour #5203-Great GuanaCay-#Vacant property featuring water on both sides. Accessible by boat only. THIS LOT WONT LAST LONG! $198,000 Marsh Harbour New Price#5205-4 bedroom 2bath house on Don Mackay Blvd. Prime area for a commercial venture. 26,513 sq. ft of property. Great central location.$206,000 PRICED TO SELLNEWSOLDNEW PRICEMarsh Harbour -#5106. Great opportunity. Established commercial complex. Currently features several retail stores and two rental apartments. All currently rented. Ideally situated on the main tourist strip. FANTASTIC INVESTMENT Call today for more details on this fine offering. Sandy Point -#5072-This 1 story home is located on a pretty powder white beach. This home consists of 3bed/2bath, utility garage and boat house. Great area for bone fishing, and deep sea fishing.www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comMarsh Harbour-# 5220-Large Parcel of property 100 X 270 with two concrete warehouses, would be ideal for certain commercial adventure. Property fenced in. Call today for more details.Dundas Town-#5222-Property situated in prime location running 135 on the waterfront. Fixer upper situated on property. Views of the harbour and Sea of Abaco. $125,000Sweetings Village-# 5224-Two bed/2bath 1400 sq ft island beauty, immaculate condition. Excellent elevation. Built in 2001 and has lovely views of the Sea of Abaco. $325,000 Sweetings Village-# 5225Brand new 2bed/2bath concrete residence. Elevated and comprises of approx 1000 sq ft. Also includes hobby room and outside decking $230,000.Marsh Harbour#5219-Vacant properety comprises of approx 1.25 acres.Could serve as residential or commercial property. Call today for more details. NEW EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE PRICED REDUCED NEW EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE .GuanaCayTwo vacant lots side by side situated only a short distance from the settlement of GuanaCay. $144,000 each. Man-O-War -#5234-This home consist of 3bed/3 bath.. Modern kitchen, laundry room and living area. Features a dock with boat shed and a boat lift Call for more details. SEASONS GREETINGSFROM COLDWELL BANKER LIGHTBOURN REALTYNew Exclusive

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Page 20 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004 Jonna Boodle; brothers Darroll Laing and Jermaine Deveaux; grandmothers Ethilee Lewis and Millie McIntosh; grandfather Merlin McIntosh; niece; Johhajah Boodle and Gladena Gardiner; nephews Jaron Deveaux and Don Bootle Jr.; father-in-law Gladwin Gardiner; sister-in-law Seisha Gardiner; brothers-in-law Waldez Gardiner and Don Bootle; aunts Terry Rolle, Wanda Bullard, Glenda, Nokia and Lashonda Laing, Chriscola Rolle, Leanna Thompson, Vernie Russell, Lillian, Pearl, Costella and Brendalee Lewis, Audrey Cooper and Florence Sawyer; uncles Pete Williams, Carroll Laing, Montoya Gary, Charles and Alfred Laing, Curtis Cooper and Elmore Sawyer; auntsin-law Nannette Williams, Janet Laing, Maxine Cephes, Tina Hanna, Judy Russell and Rea Edgecombe, Rica Wallace, Ineta McIntosh, Paulie Gardiner and Lora Gardiner; uncles-in-law Rudolph Rolle, Ronnie Russell, Dee Paulee, and Peter Gardiner, Gersil Edgecome and Glen Bullard; grandaunts Cora Joan and Evelyn Russell, Dorothy Laing and Mae McIntosh; granduncles Nathan Laing and Hastin Russell; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Lottie Louis Pinder, 79, of Sandy Point was held on November 13 at St. Martins Anglican Church in Sandy Point. Fr. Earl Hepburn officiated and interment was in the Sandy Point Public Cemetery. She is surived by her children Benjamin, Donald and Simeon Pinder Jr., Leaneza Beneby, Monica Adderley, Valarie Hardy, Deborah Benevides, Catherine Greene, Beatrice Rolle and Patrece Williams; grandchildren Constance Delancy, Joycelyn Mackey, Terrance, Roger, Bartholomew and Francita Pinder, Della Kelly, Lottie Rolle, Dwight, Oscar, Quentin and Donald Pinder, Jr., Carla and Carl Lightbourne, Alphonso, Alexander, Antonio, Catherine and Antionette Beneby, Thomas, Trevor, Michael and Anthony Adderley, Melissa Newbold, John, Vanessa, Serena and Cassandra Hardy, Simeon, Charles, Theresa, Peter, Jonathan, Gabrielle and Raine Pinder, Deanna and David Benevides, Marvin Pinder, Alice, Anastacia and Andrew Rolle, Johnette Steele, Dwayne, Devon, Desmond and Dedra Greene, Davida, Nicole and Alisha Williams; great-grandchildren; aunt Alice Pinder; daughters-in-law Virginia, Estelle and Brickell Pinder; sons-in-law Alphonso Beneby, Anthony Adderley, Jack Hardy, Daniel Benevides, Quebell Rolle, Neftali Green and David Williams; sisters Shirley Burrows, Carmita Basden and Etta Feast; brothers Walter, Valance and Dave Dean; sisters-in-law Eliza, Isadora and Madeline Pinder, Beverley Dean and Janet Styles; brothers-in-law William Cox, Edward Pinder, Stephen Burrows and Godfrey Basden; nieces Majorie Andrews, Beulah Robinson, Melony Badmus, Ceta, Dianne and Paulette Fox, Misty Pinder, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivian Reckley, Simone Pinder, Verna Jennings, Hilda Ellis, Martha Jones, Ruthmae Pinder, Electa Lloyd, Isadora Blyden, Sabrina and Claudia Pinder, Manet Demeritte, Jeanette Moss, Navida Mills, Carey Pinder, Marsha Burrows, Audrey Mott, Francilla, Lena and Muriel Burrows; nephews Lloyd and Ezra Fox, Richard Fawkes, Bernis Pinder, Floyd, Percy and Clifford Burrows, Glen Cox, Rev. Carrington Pinder, Paul, Andrew, George, Roland, Ashley, Martin, Elisha and Frederick Pinder; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Anthony Eugene Adderley affectionately called Tony, 60, of Spring City and formerly of Green Turtle Cay was held on December 11 at St. Peters Anglican Church in Green Turtle Cay. Rev. Fr. Earl Hepburn officiated and interment was in the Public Cemetery in Green Turtle Cay. He is survived by his wife Monica; sons Thomas, Trevor, Michael, Anthony (T.J.) and Brian Adderley; adopted sons Dwight Pinder and Dennis Levarity; grandchildren Britino, Orion, Preeyo, Marion, Seinna, Adam, Shequira, Brandisha, Thomas Jr., Nakara, Trevor, Tre, Jude and Michael; brothers Michael Levarity; Richard Sr., Patrick, Michael, Oliver, Kenneth, Angelo, Trevor, Blake, Raymond, Carlton, Derek and Sidney Adderley and Anthony Roberts; sisters Gaye Bootle, Judy Curry, Violet Smith, Brenda Cooper, Rose Thompson, Idena Burrows, Margie Ferguson, Angela Jones, Ingrid Kerr, Myrtle Smith, Gilda and Iris Adderley, Yvonne Dendy, Willadale Granger, Georgina Saunders, Tonia Burrows and Senator the Hon. Paulette Zonicle; uncles George Reckley, Alphonso McIntosh, Paul and Robert Curry; aunts Barbara Reckley, Lillian Fox, Enza Russell and Berlene Curry; brothers-in-law Wilbert Bootle, Joe Curry, HubertMore Obituaries of Family and Friends Shell Bahamas Abacorequires the employment of an operator.Applicant must have some knowledge of software and computer skills. Applicant must also be willing to work varied hours and be able to handle marine activity. Please phone : 357-6696 or visit theShell Oil Depot at Murphy Town ObituariesFrom Page 18 Please see Obituaries Page 21

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 B Horizontal storage tanks Cone bottom Pick-up truck tanksLow profile tanks Vertical tanks POLYETHYLENE TANKS Also: pumps, bladders, softeners, RO systems, desalinators, DI systems, filters, etc. . Resilient Wont crack UV stabilized Better than F G No bad smell No bad taste Inexpensive Ships easily Many sizes Many Shapes Lots in stock Bulkhead fittings installed Distributors wantedADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INC. Indian Harbour Beach, FL Ph: 321-777-4909 Fax 321-773-8338 E-mail: info@advancedwater.com For prices call or E-mail NOW Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: www.merlinsmarine.com E-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com VHF CH 16 Mon Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD and Hazel Smith, Stanley and Lester Burrows, Nelson Ferguson, Raymonic Kerr, Larry Dendy, Glen Granger, Charles Zonicle, Benjamin, Donald and Simeon Pinder, Alphonso Beneby, Jack Hardy, Daniel Benavides, Neftali Greene, Quebelle Rolle and David Williams; sisters-in-law Marguerite Levarity, Bernette, Pamela, Sonia and Daphne Adderley, Gina Roberts, Virginia, Estelle and Brikell Pinder, Leaenza Beneby, ValerieHardy, Deborah Benavides, Catherine Greene, Beatrice Rolle and Patrice Williams; and many other relatives and friends. Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Cherokee Sound modest 2 bed 1 bath beach house. Furniture, appliances, dishes, tools, spare parts and small boat included. US $ 139,900 net, firm. Serious inquires please 434286-2584 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Man-O-War 4 bedroom, 2 bath, living, kitchen, laundry, porch, etc. Rain water cisterns approx. 20,000 gal, 20 KW generator, house fully air conditioned, storage shed 20x 50, property 75x150. Price $590,000 net. or will sell just house on 75x75 $395,000 net Call 242-365-6058 or 242-477-5944 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $325,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements Your concierge realtor on AbacoSandra Evans, BRI Multiple Listing Broker Bill Thorndycraft, Sales Agent East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Fax: 242-367-2365sandra@abacorealtor.com www.abacorealtor.comPrivate line: 242-367-5576 Cell Phone: 242-357-6638 Residence: 242-367-2040 MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOTreasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 BL #167 Dundas Town 1/2 acre, 2 storey 4 bed, 2 bath, family rm Lot #25 Murphy Town Incomplete duplex one unit completed comprising 2 bed, 1 bath 6,900 sq. ft. Lot #60 Murphy Town Vacant Land 11,277 sq. ft. Lot #78B Dundas Town Vacant Land 10,810 sq. ft. Lot # 21 Murphy Town Commercial building 6,500 sq. ft. Lot #70 Murphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 11,232 sq. ft. Lot #78 Dundas Town L-shape apt. complex 3 2 bed, 1 bath units 9,000 sq. ft. Area for small shop Lot #18B Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Newly repaired 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #67For condition of sale and any other information contact Ms. C.A. Cooper or Mr. B.D. Styles at 367-2141.BIDS ONLYMurphy Town Duplex 2 bed, 1 bath and 1 bed efficiency 8900 sq. ft. Lot #68 Bahama Coral Island Vacant land 10,890 sq ft. Section #3 Block A Lot #1Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour, Govt Sub 3 bed 2 1/2 bath, 2100 sq. ft. 1 bed efficiency on bottom floor, garage. For more information contact Clarice Roberts 367-3131 W 367-5354 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Green Turtle Cay home fully furnished, 2 bed/ 2 bath on 1.5 acre penninsula with deck overlooking Sea of Abaco $2200 per month. 3654226 Guana Cay brand new island apts. with harbour views, 2 bed/1 bath, full kitchens, TV, VCR. $1000 / week. 242-365-5082 or 904-982-2762 Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Lubbers Quarters vacation rentals, secluded, privately owned coastal cottage, 15 min. boat ride from Marsh Harbour. www.abacoseaside.com Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment. $800 Contact 3673965 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Your Ad Could Be HereCall 367-3202 or Fax 367-3201 ObituariesFrom Page 20 By Jennifer Hudson Now that the Abaco Sight Centre has permanently closed its doors due to hurricane damage, the people of Abaco would have been left without any local eye care. But, fortunately, Dr. John Rogers, an ophthalmologist from Nassau, will now be visiting the Auskell clinic once a month to offer eye care services. I know first hand of Dr. Rogers expertise as he was my eye doctor when I lived in Nassau. He received his training at Universities in London and Toronto and is a member of the American Board, and the Canadian and U.K. Fellowships of Ophthalmology. Also, he is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom and Canada. Patients can receive a comprehensive eye exam which screens for cataracts, glaucoma, allergies, pterygiums (growths), diabetic and hypertensive changes. Dr. Rogers will, if necessary, prescribe glasses or contact lenses. He brings with him a selection of frames from which clients can choose. He will have the eyeglasses completed in Nassau and back to Abaco within six working days. He also brings a selection of contact lenses. Eventually, a selection of eyeglass frames will be permanently on display at the clinic. For people who would like to erase wrinkles around the eyes and forehead Dr. Rogers administers Botox injections. The preliminary consultation is carried out at the Auskell clinic but the procedure is done at his office in Nassau. In answer to my question as to whether this procedure is safe, Dr. Rogers replied that it is very safe. Maximum results are seen within three to four days. Although the process must be repeated initially after four to five months, each time the results last longer. Results are excellent and affordable, he says. Dr. Rogers will screen on Abaco for refractive Laser surgery (Lasek) but all surgeries are carried out in his office in Nassau.Ophthalmologist Comes to Auskell Clinic

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Page 22 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004The management and staff of BEC Abaco extend to our customers the very best for the holiday season. We trust that you will enjoy prosperity and health in the coming year. BEC appreciates your support and looks forward to providing you with quality electric service for the new year and beyond. Seasons Greetings From BEC You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W AR GRAR GR AR GRAR GR AR GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER YY YY Y BB BB B UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL OOMOOM OOMOOM OOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA CYCY CYCY CY PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y STY ST Y STY ST Y ST OREORE OREORE ORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER VICE STVICE ST VICE STVICE ST VICE ST AA AA A TIONTION TIONTION TION TEXATEXA TEXATEXA TEXA CO Q CO Q CO Q CO Q CO Q UU UU U ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ARAR ARAR AR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE TT TT T OO OO O WNWN WNWN WN BB BB B AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AMILAMIL AMILAMIL AMIL Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET K & S K & S K & S K & S K & S AA AA A UTUT UTUT UT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L TDTD TDTD TD SOLSOL SOLSOL SOL OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER CENTERCENTER CENTERCENTER CENTER LL LL L OO OO O WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN TURTUR TURTUR TUR TLE CATLE CA TLE CATLE CA TLE CA YY YY Y Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CO Positions are available for the following job opportunities: Store packers CashiersInterested persons should contact the Office Supervisior or Warehouse Manager ofBurns House Ltd at 367.3712 HELP WANTEDBy Isobel Sherman The Abaco Central High School held a PTA meeting on Tuesday November 30 with President Leonard Edgecombe presiding. The venue was Central Abaco Primary School since the classrooms at the high school still do not have electricity. The District Superintendent of Education, Mr. Rudolph Smith, made brief remarks on the status of repairs at the high school. The electrical contract had been awarded to Mr. Leonard Knowles but the contract to repair the roof and ceiling had not been awarded. Until the ceilings are repaired, the electrical work cannot start. Chief Councilor Cay Mills told the parents that they must make sure that the school is repaired. He has met with officials in Nassau and in his words they do not know what is happening here on Abaco. Mr. Mills will be traveling to Nassau on December 1 to continue his quest for proper hurricane relief for Abaco, in particular the schools. He stated quite openly that he has a passion for Abaco Central High. He told the parents they needed to be like the parents in Freeport and be very active in the lives of their children. Mr. Green, Principal, addressed the parents on the status of repairs at the school and on the school rules. The number of parents who turned out for this meeting was fewer than 75. With 526 students at the school, it was a very dismal turnout of parents. No decision was made by the parents regarding the slow pace of hurricane repairs to the school.Abaco Central High Schools PTA MeetsMarsh Harbour Library Will CloseBy Isobel Sherman The Marsh Harbour Community Library will close for Christmas on December 17 and will reopen on January 5. The library was late opening this school year due to the extensive damage caused by the hurricanes. Besides damage due to water, which destroyed some books, furniture and the carpeting, three computers were also damaged. Mrs Yvonne Key, founder of the library, worked hard to get the library up and running again. Members who have not done so are asked to visit the library about their membership forms which were destroyed by the hurricanes.

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December 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 B1999 Jet Ski, Yamaha 750, like new. $5000 Call 366-0251 15 Boston Whaler 75 HP Mercury. $11,000. Call 366-0251 18 Abaco fiberglass boat ready to go with 90 HP 4 stroke Mercury electric start w/ handle, Bimini top, battery, pump, etc. $13,500 Call 242-333-4770 23 The finest example of Man-O-War boat building. The hull is Bahamian mahagony, glassed over and lovingly maintained. Heavy, fast and ver seakindly. 100+ gallon fuel tank and low hour Yahama. $40,000 OBO Call 404869-7537 25 Grady White Sailfish cuddy cabin, walkaround, new bottom paint, powered by twin 225 HP Evinrude ram ficht engines, low hours. $48,000 OBO Call 367-2598 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 2001 Ford Ranger Edge automatic, 6 cylinder, tool box. $14,500 Call 365-4418 2004 Chevy Silverado single cab truck (blue), only 8000 miles, brand new, fully loaded. Asking $31,000 OBO Contact Tara @ 3576842 or 367-0205 Looking for experienced waiter / waitress / bartender 20 years or older. Interested persons please contact Sea Spray Resort at 366-0065 Looking for a front office clerk must be able to operate a cash register, good phone etiquette and willing to perform any task needed. Interested persons please contact Sea Spray Resort at 366-0065 Full time gardener wanted seeking someone for a 6 day week to work large parcel of land with main house. Clearing brush, planting, maintaining lawn. Contact Bess Lowe 365-4107 Part time receptionist plus airport pick up and drop off required. Call 367-5939 (Thursdays) or 242-323-0121 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 SUPPLY DEPOTHotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Over 1000 Items in Stock Blue Warehouse on S.C. Bootle Hwy. Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs VEHICLES FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Island PharIsland Phar Island PharIsland Phar Island Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 p.m. Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. 25 Anna Capri, 200 Mercury, with cabin, VHF, AM/FM radio, 80 gal gas tank, stern bracket. $10,500 OBO Call Steve Sands at 3655176 Boat is in Guana 26 Sea Cat twin 130 HP 2004 Evinrudes 25 hrs. w/ warranty, trailer, VHF, fish finder, Garmin map GPS, outriggers, live bait well, fresh and salt water pumps. Asking $60,000 Ph 367-2289 26 2003 MercPanga w/200hp Merc EFI OB, VHF, depthfinder, ss prop, trim tabs, 2 anchors, all safety equip. A steal at $29,500 Call 3656008 29 Bristol sailboat, needs fiberglass work. $1000 Call 366-0444 32 Endeavor Barnacle DUTY PAID, very good condition, Yanmar, A/C, ref, 1 KW generator, 10 sailing dinghy. Offered at $23,800 For more info call Don at 262-377-8418 36 Gulfstar Motor Yacht 1983, DUTY PAID. Major refit and repowered 1995. S/ DSL. Well maintained. $62,500 312-287-6524 or wagnercaesar@aol,com 36 Marine Trader Sedan with 120 HP Ford Leman engine, 8 KW Onan generator, new 18 cf frost clear fridge, new Bimini top, flying bridge, dual steering, etc. DUTY PAID. $55,000 Call 242-333-4770 36 Pearson Ketch slight hurricane damage to toe rail, life lines and mizzen mast. For sale as is at $21,000. Boat can be seen in Green Turtle Cay. Contact Jimmie Lowe 242-3579077 or Jody Lowe 365-4195 3 8 C&C Landfall, 1981, Recent Awlgrip, new canvas, recent Sobstad jib with a foam luff, Harkin roller-furling headstay, Yanmar 30 HP diesel, H&C water, propane stove/oven, refrig.Treasure Cay. $49,000 Ph. 242-3658467Cornish Painting CoPainting Inside and Outside Pressure Cleaning Mildew Removal Varnish and Pickling Water proofing Pressure Washer for Rent Call 367-2773 Cell 559-9152 COMMERCIAL SERVICES Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc. Servicing Abaco and the CaysP.O. Box AB 20156 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242-367-5187 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE2 mini split air conditioners 2 1/2 tons, 2 compressors 1 2 1/2 ton 1 1 1/2 ton. All package for $1600. Call 365-6128 days 365-6059 nights Smart Body Oils, designer and traditional perfume oils, long lasting, handy pocket/purse size, mens and womens fragrances. Try one today. Tel 367-3520 or 559-8538 Abaco Electric Motor & Generator RepairsRewind, Rebuild, Repair HP 200 HP All Types of Electric MotorsElectric Pumps, Generators, Power ToolsAir Compressor Repairs Sonith Lockhart 367-3273, -0262 Forest Drive, Dundas TownWe guarantee service, price & your satisfaction SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck Tires________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202 Winter SeriesCompetitive Surfing and Training Events November 14 November 28 December 12 December 26 National team trials for the Pan Ameri-Bahamas Amateur Surfing Association Noticecan Surfing Games 2005 will be announced in January 2005. Divisions and amount of competitors for each division 4 Open Mens Short Board 4 Junior Mens Short Board 2 ladies Short Board 2 mens Body Board 1 ladies Body Board 1 Long Board 1 knee Board For more information concerning these events please call 242-366-0290. Check out their website www.basurfinga.freeservers.com Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & Sea Star Car Rental Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats

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Page 24 B The Abaconian December 15, 2004Northern Abaco Cays 30 acre, secluded, private island. Lush vegetation, beautiful wide, sloping beach, Fresh water well, a number of attractive building sites. Ideal for the discerning adventurer wishing a truly unique retreat #AB3666 NEW PRICE $750,000. "Joe's Cay" NEW PRICEMan-O-War Cay The Creek 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,000 sq.ft. Home with 1,500 sq.ft. of open and covered porch and deck on over 1/2 acre with great views. 50' of Harbour frontage, studio dock house with two beds, kitchen and bath on 66' Private Dock. Furnished. #AB122 $925,000. "Lookout" Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 1 1/2 Acres -private dock with boatlift Fabulous Views. The privacy of a private island with in town convenience. Furnished. #AB67$2,950,000 "Pelican Point" "Cornish Cay" Sea of Abaco 38 Acre private Island Great Beaches 2 bedroom, 1 bath residence, 2 Guest Cottages, Caretaker's Cottage, Barn, Tennis Court, Sea Plane Ramp, Boat Basin with Boat Lift, Boat Ramps, Breakwater protected Dock, Solar Power and generators # AB 119 $4,900,000 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,474 sq.ft. Canal Front Home Over 900 sq.ft. of Covered and Open porches and Decks. Two Car Garage. Private dock for 55' boat and 10,000 # Boat-lift for 25' boat. Fully Furnished and Equipped. #AB121$1,035,000 "Casa Sirena"Great Guana Cay Colonial plantation style 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 3,900 sq.ft. home 450 sq.ft. dock house with screened porch. On an extremely private 3/4 acre point. 170 of deep water frontage with dock. Mature native landscaping Superb Sea of Abaco Views. #AB125 $1,380.000 "Blueberry Hill" "B-Team" Treasure Cay Galleon Bay 4 Bedroom, 3 bath, 4,000 sq.ft. canal-front home with 1,280 sq.ft. of open and covered decks situated over 3/4 acre. 48 lay-along private dock.Beautifully furnished with great Sea of Abaco views. #AB124 $1,395,000. Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Furnished # AB112NEW PRICE $1,970,000. "Point of View" Treasure Cay Brigantine Bay 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath 5,500 sq.ft. Canal-front home on two levels 100' Dock with 6' depth, Four car garage. Great family home or Corporate retreat. fully and tastefully Furnished. #AB120 $2,290,000. "Final Approach" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 5 Bedroom, 3 bath home set on over 1/2 Acre with 100' of Beach-front. Open decks for fabulous ocean views, elevation for Sea of Abaco Views. Fully furnished and equipped. #AB123 $1,379,000 "Surfside"Marsh Harbour, Central Cays and South AbacoMan-O-War Cay "Ceylon's Isle/Rosewood" 2 1/2 Acres Sea-to-sea. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,920 sq.ft. residence. 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath guest complex on beach. 259' of beautiful Sea of Abaco beach. Lush landscaping, a myriad of fruit trees. Fully furnished and equipped. Superb Views. # AB111 $3,700,000.Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Endless Summer"4 bedroom, 3 bath 2,700 sq.ft. Home. Private Dock with boat lift on the Sea of Abaco. Some of the most Fabulous Panoramic Views in Abaco. Across the road from Beach. fully Furnished. #AB118 $1,500,000.Marsh Harbour "Lightbourn" Commercial Almost 2 Acres Prime Queen Elizabeth Drive Location, near stoplight 3,600 sq.ft. Store or warehouse. # AB AB99 $1,400,000. Marsh Harbour "Blueberry Hill" Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 970 sq.ft. residence with 2 rental cottages. 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Centrally located but good privacy. Fully Furnished. Swimming Pool. Great Income Producer. # AB115 $347,000.Marsh Harbour Commercial over 1/3 Fenced Acre 2,160 sq.ft. Showroom/Office/ Warehouse Building Great for service business or wholesaler Good relocation property for businesses expanding into Abaco from Nassau or Freeport. AB110 $290,000. Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.net Chris Plummer, BRI Assistant District ManagerEstate Agent Green Turtle CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 Cell: (242) 554-9451 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.com VHF Channel 16 HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" The Bahamas Oldest and most extensive real estate service Global Exposure Local Expertise Over eighty years of service Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed and best trained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenient access to all areas. HOMES The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com12/01/04 Margot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.com John Cash, BRIBroker Treasure CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: jic@oii.net VACANT LAND Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Sites #40 9,778 sq.ft. AB5155 Extra Large Corner Parcel $299,000. #41 7,070 sq.ft. AB5156 Good Elevation Sea View $360,000. #45 6,968 sq.ft. AB5066 Good Elevation Sea View UNDER CONTRACT Cabbage Cove 1/3 Acre Sea of Abaco Beachfront Building Sites Mid-way between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay # AB5142 $118,000. Great Guana Cay 5.9 Beautiful sea-to-sea acresSouth end of Great Guana Cay 395' of Ocean frontage. 160' of Sea of Abaco frontage. 245' of semi-private boat basin frontage. Good elevations for fabuolus ocean and sea views #AB5176 $2,950,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area "Madiera Hill" 1.497 Acres 312' x 209' Waterfront access super views. # AB5143 $395,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre # AB5090 from: $59,000.Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay Limited Number Available. # AB5069 from: $63,700. Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Elbow CayTel/Fax: (242) 366-0700 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com Faron SawyerEstate Agent Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242) 359 6981 e.mail: faron@hgchristie.com Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoGreat Guana Cay -"Plum Loco" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Tastefully Furnished and fully equipped#AB97$749,000.Treasure Cay "Son Burns" 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home on two floors, 750 sq.ft. of open sundeck on upper level, 750 sq.ft. of porch on lower. almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished. # AB72 UNDER CONTRACT Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Drive -"Steiner House" 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,200 sq.ft. home on two levels upper level deck almost 1/2 Acre Good Sea of Abaco Views. Short stroll to beach. Great family home. fully Furnished. #AB116 $925,000.Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock # AB73 $355,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1,400 sq.ft of living space. Private Dock Slip. Superb views of the Sea of Abaco Fully Furnished and Equipped Good Rental Income Producer. # AB68 $585,000. "Sea View"Sea of Abaco Private Island 300' from the Abaco mainland, near Leisure Lee 1.4 acres. Excellent elevation. 8' of water at western end. Fresh water electricity and cable near-by. Also called Lower Turtle Rock. #AB5147 $375,000. "Carrington Cay"